Thank you to all who worked and participated at Bridge Park to host the Genesee County Master Gardener’s Garden Tour. We had a hot and steamy day to enjoy the beautiful gardens. Here is the list of the participants in this year’s tour:
Benjamin Meadows, Dawn Kendal, Valerie & Curtis Langston, Debbie Miller, Audrey Howell, Glenn & Harriette Barnett, Dave & Dawn McKeighan, Glen & Joel Pace and of course our own Bridge Park Butterfly Gardens.
The BDA also recognizes the following businesses that joined in the fun for the Butterfly Wings contest by planting or displaying flowers in front of their businesses to welcome the Tour.
Applebee’s Restaurant, Eaton Insurance, Big Boy, Independent Bank, Keye’s Pools, Simms Chevrolet, Vienna Square & Studio 57,
Business Gift Sponsors include:
Dairy Queen, Subway, Exxon Mobil, VG’s, Brough Bakery – the Butterfly cookies were so cute!
Goodwill Industries, Clio Center for the Arts for setting up the Art Show at Mott College Campus, The Clio Fire Department, Peichniks Greenhouse, the Hot Dog Guy, Schwan’s Home Services, the Genesee County Master Gardener’s and all the volunteers who helped make this event a successful and fun day!
The Vienna Business Development Authority is excited to have our beautification efforts at Bridge Park recognized as part of the Master Gardener’s Assoc. Garden tour 2016. To celebrate our community beautification efforts at Bridge Park and several area private gardens on the tour, there will be additional business activities throughout the Vienna business district.
- Master Gardener’s Association Garden Tour – Ticket Sales and Refreshment Station at Bridge Park (Corner of Linden and Vienna Rds.) including Monarch butterfly garden expert and information.
- Butterfly Wings Contest with prizes and recognition to the best Flower Displays by area businesses
- Clio Area Fire Department at Mott College Campus
- Sidewalk sales
- Art and Garden show to include local Garden Nurseries, Vendors and the Clio Center for the Arts at Mott Community College Campus and Goodwill location – 4082 W. Vienna Rd in Clio
We welcome you to Clio and Vienna Township on Sunday, June 26th! For more information contact the Vienna BDA office at 810-686-3460 or Brian Smith at 810-429-2836.
Advanced tickets for the Garden Tour are available at Willow Cottage Florist at 202 S. Mill St, Clio - 687-3060. For more information on the Garden Tour go to http://gcgardentour.weebly.com/
Thank you Sponsors and Participants
Genesee County Master Gardener’s Association, Clio Center for the Arts, Schwan’s Ice Cream, Goodwill Industries, Clio Fire Dept., DE2 Aerial Photography, Mott College, Piechnik Greenhouse, The Hot Dog Guy, VG’s, Dairy Queen, Subway, Big Boy
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We are excited to have our beautification efforts at Bridge Park recognized as part of the 2016 Master Gardner’s Association of Genesee County annual Garden tour. The park and Butterfly Garden will be a featured tour stop on Sunday, June 26, 2016, where the park will be highlighted as the only public space on this year’s northern tier garden tour.
We expect up to 2,000 visitors to the BDA corridor and want to invite your business to join in our beautification efforts for this special day. We would like all our businesses to participate by displaying flowers or creating a special floral display or landscaping in front of your business property.
Earn Your Butterfly Wings
To support this effort, the BDA created a beautification contest with recognition plaques for the best displays as voted by garden tour participants. The contest has been named The Butterfly Wings contest.
Here’s how it works:
Businesses sign-up to participate by Wednesday, May 25th, 2016. Businesses create their beautification display
- To sign-up send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org / 810-686-3460 / or email email@example.com
- Use the term Butterfly Wings in the subject line
Garden tour participants will be provided a ballot at Bridge Park to vote on which businesses have the best displays
Businesses determine if they want to offer incentives for visitors to stop and vote for their display (coupon, free beverage etc.)
Tour participants will be invited to visit businesses to vote on their favorite display.
Garden tour participants who complete a ballot will be entered into a drawing for prizes from local businesses. Let us know if you would like to donate a prize for this drawing.
Recognition provided for the following three categories:
- Best of Show
- Most Creative
- Best use of Color (Pink, Lime, Purple, Fuchsia)
Numerous studies prove that planting flowers and enhancing beautification efforts in a business district increases business traffic. Please join us in promoting our local business district so together we can gain the maximum benefit from beautification efforts.
Please contact the BDA office at 810-686-3460 or Brian Smith at 810-429-2836 with any questions or for more information.
Vienna Business Development Authority, Marketing and Beautification Committee
Please contact the office of the Vienna Business Development Authority at 810-686-3460 for more information about placing a bid for 2 jobs:
1. Install fencing at Gazebo Park
2. Design and install Memorial Sign
Vienna Business Development Authority
CLEAN UP DAY
Saturday, May 7, 2016
9am – 12Noon
- Meet at Bridge Park (corner of Linden and Vienna Rds) at 9AM to receive job assignment
- Bring rakes, shovels, brooms, gloves (wear Bright colored shirt)
- Refreshments provided
Special Thanks To:
B.W. Voorheis, Inc.
Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan, Inc.
For more information about Clean up day – contact the BDA office at 810-686-3460
We want your input! It is time to review and update our Vienna Business Development Authority and Strategic Plan. Please take time to inform us of your needs and wants for our growing community.
Vienna Twp. Newsletter
See BDA updates on last page of Newsletter for information and upcoming events
If you are interested in volunteering for any events or committees, please contact the office of the BDA at 810-686-3460 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE THE DATE! Join us on a Garden Tour! Sunday, June 26th, 2016 from 10am to 5pm. The Genesee County Master Gardener Association, Garden Tour includes our own Bridge Park Butterfly Gardens located at the corner on Linden and Vienna Rds. We are laying out the red carpet trimmed in flowers for this community event! We are asking businesses to help us prepare by planting flowers this year in front of your businesses and curb side if possible all along Vienna Rd. and throughout the area. The flower colors this year are PINK, LIME, PURPLE, FUCHSIA . This is a good time to trim up, landscape, paint and do repairs. If your business would like to participate by having an event or activity at your location on this day, please contact Cheri at 810-516-0030, Brian at 810-429-2836 or the BDA office at 686-3460 for more information. To get tickets for the Master Gardener’s Tour that includes Clio and Flushing destinations you can contact the Master Gardener Association, 605 N. Saginaw St., Suite 1A Flint, MI 48502 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30-1:00 or call 810-635-9341
The BDA Garden Committee will be looking around again this summer to select the Best Gardens and Business Appreciation Awards in the Clio and Vienna Twp. Area for 2016.
The regular March BDA Meeting has been rescheduled from March 9th to be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at the BDA office at 2113 W. Vienna Rd. at Legacy Estate at 5:00pm.