The recipient of the Yard of the Season Award for this week — and the final yard award for 2016 — is this home at 724 North A St., which is owned by Jonathan and Christine Rothell.
The weekly award is given by the Arkansas City Beautification and Tree Advisory Board to a yard that, through a combination of landscaping and flowers, presents a pleasant appearance that enhances the home itself.
It also is a way to recognize homeowners who “go all out” to decorate for holidays such as Christmas.
The Beautification Advisory Board met Dec. 15 at Steamy Joe, 216 W. Central Ave., to determine the remaining Yard of the Season winners for December. Each winner will receive a certificate from Steamy Joe, redeemable for one free specialty coffee.
The board’s next meeting will be at noon Jan. 26, 2017, in the city manager’s office at City Hall. It will resume giving out the weekly yard awards sometime in the spring of 2017.
This information was provided by City of Arkansas City Public Information Officer and Special Projects Coordinator Andrew Lawson.