Nominations: Please nominate your neighbors by sending an email to YardOfTheMonth@PlazaMidwood.org
We have some neighbors who go above and beyond to bring life to our community. From the homeowner who takes care to provide food, shelter, and water to native birds and animals by having their yard certified as a wildlife habitat, or a neighbor who spreads holiday spirit by busting out the spider webs, mummies, bats and pumpkins for a Halloween fright show, or that perfectly green and weed-less lawn, spring flowers popping with color, manicured azaleas, and topiary accents – we have all kinds of Midwoodian flavor.
In appreciation of this effort to bring life to our community, the Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association (PMNA) would like to recognize these neighbors who go above and beyond. Monthly, PMNA will award one neighbor the designation of “Plaza Midwood Yard of the Month.” Every residence in Plaza Midwood is eligible, but we will take special attention to consider any nominations sent to YardOfTheMonth@PlazaMidwood.org by the fifth of each month. Be sure to let us know why you nominate a certain yard so we can know what to be on the lookout for (i.e. we won’t see holiday lights if we don’t know to come at night). A committee of volunteers and board members will select the winner before the tenth of each month and present the neighbor with a yard sign to display. The winner will also be posted on our website www.PlazaMidwood.org so other neighbors can walk by and appreciate the winning yard’s contribution to our community. While all neighbors are eligible to win, ties in voting will be broken if one candidate is a paying member of PMNA and the other is not. So help your cause – and help us pay for the Yard of the Month sign – by making your voluntary tax deductible $25 membership fee online today (shameless plug acknowledged).
It won’t always be the most manicured lawn that wins, but sometimes it will. It won’t always be the best decorated holiday display that wins, but sometimes it will. It won’t always be the best use of native plants and yard art that wins, but sometimes it will. We want to encourage and recognize the efforts our neighbors put forth to beatify our community. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and, like Midwood, the beauty recognized by this award is meant to be diverse. So get outside and do your thing neighbors – and nominate others who you see working in their yards to make our community so special.