Westfield residents beautify homes, garden and community in contest


The Westfield in Bloom Floral Committee has announced the 10 winners in its sixth annual Floral Display Competition, which was free and open to residents, neighborhoods, businesses and organizations.

“The competition is to promote and engage different businesses, organizations and residents to go all out and beautify their homes,” said Brittany Goger, recreation program coordinator. “It’s a really unique opportunity to get the community involved and make Westfield the beautiful place it is.”

Each year, a predominant color is selected to provide unity throughout the community. Goger said this color (red this year) is utilized in the hanging baskets and planters downtown, in the garden beds in the parks, and the color is among the judging criteria used to select the winners.

“Red is the dominant color. Not every color needs to be red but it is the dominant color,” Goger said.

Not only do the winners earn bragging rights throughout the community, they will receive an official “Westfield in Bloom Winner” sign to display and will be recognized at the annual Westfield in Bloom Celebration where they will be awarded a decorative stepping stone.

“We’ll celebrate in the fall and recognize winners,” Goger said.

This year’s winners include:

Small front yard – Mike Lee

Large front yard – Kirsten and Joel Tragesser

Entry way – Kimberly and Tim Armstrong

Business in ground – The Fern of Westfield

Civic in ground – Countryside HOA

Containers garden – Americana Bank

Window boxes – Twisted Sisters

Best front porch – Sheryl Eickman

Joe Plankis: Centennial-CASI HOA Entry 200+ professionally

Gail Lehman: Springlake and Springmill Entry 200- residential