Judges enjoyed visit to Hope

Host guides were outstanding spokespersons for the community

This past week, the District of Hope has opened itself to being evaluated by judges from the national Communities in Bloom Program.

As judges we viewed Hope for the cooperative efforts of the municipal services, business community and private citizens in an umbrella of six criteria. These being tidiness, environmental awareness, heritage conservation, urban forest, landscape and floral display.

Our host guides of Victor Smith and Crystal Medlock were outstanding spokespersons for the community. Their knowledge and insights provided us a view of the past and a glimpse into the future.

The community can be very proud of itself. Thank you for allowing us to meet so many of you.

Alex Pearl and Sandy Cairns, national judges Communities in Bloom