Virginia Smith, who took the Communities In Bloom (CiB) judges, Yvette May and Michele Rule on the tour July 17 around Barriere, reported that they appeared very impressed by Barriere’s efforts.
The tour took the judges through the Gilbert Smith Cedar Products Mill, the new Septage Facility, the Barriere Museum, and then a stop at the Community Garden for lunch. From there they went to the Wildfire Monument, the Agriplex and the Companion Garden at the Fall Fair grounds, the BMX track (beside AG Foods), the Eco Depot, and finished off at the Armour Mountain Art Gallery.
Yvette May, who was here last July as a CiB judge, was astounded by how much had been done since she was here last year. Both judges said their favourite parts of the tour was the mill and the BMX track.
While we won’t know until September or October what our final score will be, the judges have left the committee with the impression that they were both very impressed.