Angola Mayor Richard Hickman along with Cameron Memorial Community Hospital is pleased to announce the latest Angola Mayor’s Beautification Award was presented to Chuck and Kathy Dowe. Mr. and Mrs. Dowe were awarded this honor for their outstanding landscaping at 315 W. Pleasant Street. “The Dowes have done a beautiful job,” said Mayor Hickman. “They really take pride in their home.”
The Dowes have lived in Angola for the past thirty-four years and in their home on Pleasant Street for the last twenty. For the first ten years they lived there, the home was surrounded by very large evergreens that their kids enjoyed having covered with lights each Christmas. Ten years ago, the Dowes removed the old shrubbery and re-landscaped creating the beautiful oasis they now enjoy. The home features a variety of perennials and annuals of all different types and colors.
“We do this because we enjoy it,” said Chuck Dowe. The oak tree standing in their front yard was an Arbor Day project their daughter brought home many years ago. The back yard features a very large white oak, that according to an arborist from the Purdue Extension Office, is at least 275 years old.
The purpose of the Mayor’s Beautification Award is to promote and recognize the efforts of city residents who beautify their residential landscapes and the exterior of their residential properties. The award is sponsored by Cameron Memorial Community Hospital as part of its commitment to promote wellness and a high quality of community life.
The public is invited to nominate themselves or another residence that is deserving of some positive recognition. Nominations must be located within the Angola city limits and the area nominated must be visible from the public right of way. Nomination forms are available on the City of Angola’s website at www.angolain.org or on Cameron Memorial Community Hospital’s website at www.cameronmch.com. Nominees should meet the following criteria:
- Neatness and maintenance of property and other structures
- Maintenance of planting areas, landscape and all visible yard
- Absence of debris
- Eligible residential properties include: single, duplex or multi-family; the residence need not be owner-occupied
Similar awards are also offered to residents of Fremont. For more information on the award, contact Angola City Planner, Vivian Likes at (260) 665-7465.