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2018 Beautification Board Awards

The Calhoun County Beautification Board is now accepting nominations for it’s annual awards.  Please take this opportunity to recognize those who have contributed to the beauty of Calhoun County.  Two (2) awards, one in each category will be given for each Commission District.  Deadline for entry is May 31, 2018.  Winners will be announced in mid-June.

Categories are:

COMMERCIAL/CIVIC:   Churches, motels, schools, restaurants, etc.

RESIDENTIAL:                 Single family, multiple family (apartments/condos).



You must provide at least 2 recent photos of the nominated site, taken within the last 12 months.


Judging will be based on appearance (well groomed, distinctive looking, harmonious, unified); landscape design (plantings relate to buildings in size & shape, creative use of terrain, blending of plants).

Applications may be downloaded here, or you may pick one up at the Calhoun County Extension Office, 1702 Noble Street, Suite 108, Anniston.




Longleaf Botanical Gardens Third Thursdays

camellia blossom

To reserve your spot, call Anniston Museum of Natural History at 256. 237-6766. Reservations are required. Cost is $5.00 per person or free to members. Payment is to be made at the time of registration and may be made by cash, check (made payable to Longleaf Botanical Gardens and earmarked for educational programs) or charge card in person or by phone).

For information on upcoming “Third Thursday” programs, as well as other Longleaf events, check out LONGLEAF BOTANICAL GARDENS on Facebook.