Local

June 21, 2013

Housing officials reward residents for best-kept yard

How would you like to win a $100 gift card simply for taking care of your lawn?

Balfour Beatty Communities created the “Yard of the Month” program to recognize and inspire base housing residents to take pride in their homes and better their quality of life by improving their landscaping in the Luke Air Force Base housing community.

“This gives us great curb appeal,” said Donnell Oakley, BBC community manager. “It makes our community one where families want to live.”

There are five categories the yards are evaluated on: consistent maintenance, tasteful and creative landscaping, lawn accents, good use of seasonal color and overall appearance. Consistent maintenance includes regular watering, mowing, edging, weeding and removal of pet waste and trash.

Earning the title of “Yard of the Month” motivates residents to continue improving their lawns.

“We have had residents who won two months in a row,” Oakley said. “Once you win, you have to significantly improve your yard the following month to win again.”

Oakley said the BBC provides materials and equipment for use on the lawns including grass seed, weed trimmers, lawn mowers, shovels and more.

“Yard of the month” winners receive a $100 gift card along with a decorative sign to display in the yard. In addition, winners get their photo taken for the BBC website and possible use in the Thunderbolt.

The program runs annually April to October. To nominate a yard for consideration, residents should fill out a “Yard of the Month” application. All applications must be submitted by the last Monday of the month to be considered for that month.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Senior Airman
JASON COLBERT

Energy office helps keep lights on

Senior AirmanJASON COLBERT Master Sgt. Adam Kelley, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron base energy manager, explains the value of low wattage light bulbs to Robert Wimp at the Energy Conservation Month booth April 9 at Luke Air Force...
 
 
Senior Airman Ashlynd

944th FW CS team takes out trash

Senior Airman Ashlynd Fine, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron medical technician, picks up trash March 22 at the South Gate Visitor Reception Center as part of a community service team at Luke Air Force Base. The 944th Aeromed...
 
 
140408-F-NG006-025

Celebrating Military Children

Tevin Walker, 1, son of Senior Airman Tevin Walker, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuels system maintenance member, and Airman 1st Class Sharonda Walker, 56th Fighter Wing command post controller, eats lunch with a smil...
 

 

Birthed in 40s, 69th FS tradition continues

One of the components to the 944th Fighter Wing’s mission success is the 69th Fighter Squadron. The unit’s lineage dates back to November 1940 when it was constituted as the 69th Pursuit Squadron and two years later it was redesignated the 69th Fighter Squadron. Originally an operational and replacement training unit, the 69th FS has...
 
 

News Briefs April 11, 2013

Base-wide exercise The 56th Fighter Wing will conduct a natural disaster exercise today, which will include military, local, county and state law enforcement, and fire departments. Those traveling on base should expect traffic disruptions, gate closures or delays, and interruptions of customer service operations. Expect to see simulated explosions, smoke, role players depicting individuals with...
 
 
Senior Airman 
MARCY COPELAND

Thunderbolts take on Viking Challenge

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Senior Master Sgt. Leroy Ridgel, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron acting chief, runs with the American flag April 4 during the Viking Challenge at Luke Air Force Base. Part of Team America, Ridgel, ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin