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John Glenn, the 'last true national hero,' dead at 95

Beautification award winners named

Springfield group plans 48th annual recognition ceremony.


The Community Beautification Committee’s Business of the Year Award will be presented to General Manager Becky Krieger and Robert Saria, chief engineer, of The Courtyard by Marriott – Downtown Springfield, on Sunday.

The 48th annual awards presentation is open to the public and will be held at 2 p.m. in the George Rogers Clark Banquet Room at the Marriott, 100 S. Fountain Ave., according to Chairman Marianne L. Nave and Co-Chairman Theresa D. Mills.

The hotel will be honored for dedicated and outstanding beautification efforts.

“It has beautiful plantings of flowers, trees and shrubs, a lovely fountain and the grounds are kept clean of litter and debris year round,” the CBC said in a release.

The Courtyard previously received a CBC Business Award, according to Nave.

CBC Business Awards will be presented for the National Trail Parks and Recreation District Splash Zone at 300 Eagle City Road and for the Springview Government Center, 3130 E. Main St. These awards are for their beautification efforts on the properties year round.

A Continuing Beautification Award will be presented to the Bob Evans Farms Restaurant, 40 West Leffel Lane. This award is presented in recognition of outstanding and continued beautification of the property on a year-round basis.

A Neighborhood Improvement Award will be presented to Los Mariachis Mexican Restaurant, 1815 E. Main St., for the beautification of their restaurant and new parking area.

Other special awards will be presented to individuals and groups who have given outstanding support and service in community beautification. These will include Adopt-A-Beds, Homes of the Week and the naming of the CBC Home of the Year.

The first year participants in the home beautification program will receive the CBC Shield Award, and Numeral Awards will be presented to former participants.


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