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Keep Stephenville Beautiful began its Yard of the Month Program last year. With the general public urged to “nominate their neighbor” for taking pride in their property either online or by mailing in nomination forms, the KSB Yard of the Month committee successfully awarded two residential and one commercial yard per month through October.

Board member Metta Collier is excited about the ongoing program, saying, “We have a lot of great yards in this town and we plan on recognizing them!”

The Yard of the Month committee carefully judges the nominated landscapes based on set criteria and picks official winners.

“It’s not easy,” says board member Courtney Vanden Berge on selecting the winning yards. “There are so many deserving yards! People want to recognize those that are doing their best to keep up appearances, and that’s a great thing. Most of our winners are so humbled by the nomination!”

Keep Stephenville Beautiful would like to inform the community that it’s now time to nominate yards for the month of April. Nominations must be mailed in or submitted online by Friday, March 25 to be considered. Nominating online is fast and easy at http://keepstephenvillebeautiful.org.

Forms may also be obtained at Stephenville City Hall, The Chamber, Scott’s Flowers, Ace Hardware and Green Maker Nursery.

For more information, please contact Courtney Vanden Berge at 254-965-5313 or by email at events@stephenvilletexas.org.