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Deadline for Yard of the Month Nominations

Just in time for early fall gardens, the Town of Herndon Cultivating Community Initiative is accepting nominations for the October Yard of the Month Award.

Yard of the Month is an opportunity to recognize the efforts of town residents whose yards contribute to the beauty of the town and its neighborhoods. Citizens may nominate their own or their neighbors’ yards for the award. Winners receive gift certificates from Meadows Farms and are recognized by the mayor and town council at public meetings.

The criteria for the Yard of the Month Award selection includes the following: yards are generally free of trash and clutter; grass, trees, shrubs and plants are well cared for and aesthetically pleasing; rocks, logs, short fences or other decorative elements are in good condition and neatly placed; and flowers and other vegetation are well-landscaped and make good use of color.

Nominations for the October Yard of the Month Award are due Sept. 15.

Judges for the Yard of the Month Award program are members of the Cultivating Community Initiative, a group of citizen volunteers formed to encourage beautification and to enrich the quality of life in the town’s neighborhoods.

Nomination forms for the Yard of the Month Award are available on the "Cultivating Community" page of the town’s website, www.herndon-va.gov; see the link off of the homepage at "featured this month." Forms are also available at the Herndon Municipal Center and the Herndon Community Center. For more information, call 703-435-6800 ext. 2084 or email information@herndon-va.gov.