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Winners announced for A Cut Above District 1 Summer Landscaping Challenge

Published on August 10, 2023

While the second annual A Cut Above District 1 Summer Landscaping Challenge has ended, the celebration of all things landscaping in North Huntsville is far from over.

The front-yard competition, started by Council Member Devyn Keith in 2022, launched Monday, June 19, and concluded Monday, July 31. Citizens in District 1 competed for up to three titles, a prize pack and complimentary yard sign designating their award.

During the Huntsville City Council meeting on Aug. 10, Keith recognized the winners of this year’s residential challenge:

  • Best Landscaping – Bennie Harris
  • Most Captivating Floral Display – Demetria Nance
  • Best Curb Appeal – Rene Parks

a group of men and women standing on the dais in a meeting room holding green yard signs and prizes they received from a man holding a microphone

“These D1 residents truly went above and beyond to not only make their yards look attractive, but also inspire positive change,” Keith said. “That’s the goal of A Cut Above – to foster cooperation and pride not just in District 1 but the entire community. Thank you to all who entered this year’s challenge. We look forward to doing it again next year!”

Winners were chosen by a panel of judges from the City of Huntsville’s Landscape Management Department and Green Team. City Council interns Kayla Crowder, Taren Taylor and Davon Young also assisted with the project and marketing/outreach.

To stay up-to-date on next year’s A Cut Above and other topics related to District 1, follow Council Member Keith on Facebook or click here to subscribe to his e-newsletter.