GMEAC’s Bikes in
April 1, 2013, Milford, Ohio “Bikes in Bloom” returns to the Milford and Miami Township community, May 26 through July 4, 2013. This award winning garden art project, sponsored by the Greater Milford Events and Arts Council, will be embellishing this scenic community’s environs with inventive and artistic bicycle gardens. GMEAC invites businesses, residents, subdivisions, as well as non-profit organizations to decorate a bicycle with plants and flowers and join the fun.
GMEAC anticipates another successful blooming bike season. “It’s been a wonderful project to organize,” says Mary Anne Crowley, a charter member of GMEAC. “Each bike planter, gardener-artist, has a delightful story to tell as to how they put together the display. Some have names, some have themes, some are whimsical, some are humorous, and even the simplest displays are creative.”
The deadline for applications is April 26th, and the bikes will be in place Memorial Day through Independence Day.
This garden-art project tempts even the novice gardener to find an unused, aging, or rusty bike and decorate it in whatever form their imagination inspires. The expert judges will carefully take into consideration beauty, originality, and the best use of live materials. The winners in each category will receive plaques and a grand prize winner will be named. In addition the People’s Choice Award will be given to the Bike in Bloom with the highest number of votes. Applications are available at Milford City Hall, Miami Township Civic Center, Milford-Miami Township Chamber of Commerce, Jamboree Sports, Lehrs Meats. Fees are $50 for businesses and $15 for residents and non-profit organizations.
This program is coordinated by volunteers of GMEAC, a 501©3 nonprofit organization. GMEAC welcomes other nonprofit organization to join the fun and plan spinoff events such as bike tours, seminars on small space gardening, health benefits of biking, walking, and hiking.
PDF Bikes in Bloom 2013 application form linked below.
2011 Bikes in Bloom Posters Available!
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