The ABC is currently seeking gardens for their 3rd Annual Summer Garden Tour taking place on Sunday, July 14th, 2013.
It is with great pleasure that we announce the arrival of our new “Gateway to the City” signs adorning the medians on East Genesee Street and Lake Avenue. This year-long project was a partnership between the Auburn Beautification Commission, Cayuga County’s Young Professional Group *IGNITE* and the City of Auburn’s Department of Public Works to create a better first impression for our visitors and convey an image of a vibrant, prosperous community.
Deciding on a “new look” for the signs was a challenge as the ABC wanted to use a combination of design elements that would best represent our historic City. Each sign is suspended between two, 5-foot masonry brick columns made of red brick that was most commonly used in the architecture of historical homes and building that lined the main streets of Auburn in its glory days. The color blue was chosen to represent the breath-taking bodies of water that make up our Finger Lakes Region, and gold lettering was the best choice in that gold symbolizes wealth used wisely, good health and optimism. Collectively, this bold new image will better represent the home-town values of this great community and announce the cultural renaissance that is guaranteed to bring new life to Downtown Auburn.
The ABC would like to thank the following entities for their contribution toward the project:
Stay tuned for more projects from the ABC as we continue to make this community a more beautiful place to live, work and play!
The members of the Auburn Beautification Commission would like to say thank you to all those that turned out on July 1st to support the Second Annual Summer Garden Tour.
The Auburn Beautification Commission, Inc. has selected seven local gardens for their Second Annual Summer Garden Tour. The gardens will be open for the tour on Sunday, July 1, 2012 from 1 – 4 PM. The Garden Tour Committee has included cottage gardens, perennial and vegetable gardens, water and rock gardens, and grand formal gardens in the tour. Interior of homes are not included.
The Auburn Beautification Commission (ABC) and Welch Allyn partnered together to provide community service to a local playground. The initiative is part of the company’s annual Beacon of Quality event, a designated date when local facilities are closed for the day to honor employees and give back to the community. ABC received 25 employee volunteers who dedicated their time to the Benton Street Playground. Read article from auburnpub.com.