By Lauren Estes
The Cullman Times
The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce presented its 2013 Beautification Awards, honoring 64 recipients on Wednesday at Terri Pines Country Club.
The Cullman County Courthouse won the Community Improvement award, while Stone Bridge Farms took home the Charlie Glover ‘Best of Show’ award.
Chamber Chair Melissa Cartee, who initiated and closed the awards luncheon, said the program has been successful for many years because of the diligence and hard work of Cullman business owners.
“This is about the pride of ownership from the businesses who enhance our community,” Cartee said. “The owners want their businesses to look good as possible and increase the quality of life in Cullman. It helps to attract other businesses to come into the community and encourages buyers or potential buyers to keep coming back.”
The PALS program also made a presentation of ‘Keeping the campuses clean’ where elementary, middle, and high schools were honored. In the elementary division, Welti took first place, Cullman City Primary took second, and East Elementary took third. Parkside won the middle school division. Cold Springs won the high school division.
The beautification recipients included: Fabre Painting, Smith Lake RV Resort, Stone Bridge Farms, Larry Cooke CPA, Cullman Master Gardener, Dairy Queen Grill and Chill, Cullman Long Term Care and Rehab, Cold Springs Elementary, Heritage Park, West Elementary School, Cullman City Board of Education, Cullman City Primary School, Mickey Parrish-State Farm, Traditions Bank Inc., Webb Wheel Aftermarket, East Elementary School, North Central Neurology Association, Northbrook Baptist Church, Parker and Parker PC Attorneys, Royal Technologies, Cullman High School, Cullman Wellness and Aquatics Center, REHAU Construction, LLC., Cullman City Water Department, Ed White Jewelers, Life First Imaging and Oncology, Morningside of Cullman, Peoples Bank North Cullman-Main Branch, Cullman City Hall, Hanceville Nursing and Rehab, Westminister Assisted Living, Wisco Industries, Cullman Civic Center, Cullman County Museum, Martha Burchell-Nationwide Insurance, Peoples Bank-Dodge City, Premier Bank, Wallace State Community College, Carlton Italian Restaurant, Cullman Municipal Gold Course, Cullman Church of Christ, Grace Espicopal Church, Topre America Corp, Cullman Regional Medical Center, Burger King- Highway 157, First Baptist Church, Peoples Bank- Good Hope, Cullman Electric Cooperative, RockTenn, Peoples Bank- Hanceville, The Surgery center of Cullman, Merchants Bank of Alabama-157, Best Western Fairwinds Inn, Weiss Cottage/Richter Chapel, Cullman Courthouse, Cullman Middle School, St. John’s Evangelical, Terri Pines Country Club, Cullman Economic Development, Hampton Inn, Merchants Bank-Main, Peoples Bank- Main Office, Victorian Manor, Burger King- Town Square.
Lauren Estes can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-734-2131, ext. 137.