DEARBORN – The City Beautiful Commission named the honorees of this year’s annual Residential Standard of Excellence awards, recognizing exceptionally well-maintained properties throughout the city.
The 2016 honorees are: 7813 Payne, 6029 Middlesex, 7800 Manor, 6440 Oakman, 5011 Mead, 13505 Bryan, 8 Adams Lane, 1545 Belmont and 22153 Francis.
Also, 1907 Walnut, 141 N. Silvery Lane, 234 Berkley, 426 N. Melborn, 2655 Boldt, 336 S. Waverly, 2135 Cornell and 3837 Harding.
Each year, the City Beautiful Commission organizes the recognition effort to encourage residents to take pride in their property and to showcase the beauty of Dearborn’s neighborhoods. The commission divides the city into 17 districts and chooses a winner from each.
Neighbors are encouraged to check out these properties and embrace the beauty of their neighborhoods, as residents work extra hard to protect their lawns and gardens from the scorching sun.
Rose and Ronald Wiggle have lived in their Francis Street home since 1974 and take pride in their neighborhood and city.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by City Beautiful, and I think it’s a responsibility to maintain your property,” said Rose, 76, adding that her husband, Ronald, 79, does most of the gardening and landscaping.
Rose said they maintain the property the same way every year and don’t plan on changing anything.
“We love living in Dearborn,” she said. “It’s a pleasure. It always has been and always will be.”
Those recognized at the highest level will receive award citations during a ceremony at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center this fall. Others will receive special display decals in the mail.