Congratulations, Hanna! The town about 45 minutes east of Drumheller is one of the bloomingest communities in Canada.
Hanna's Communities in Bloom Committee, which had already won its category at the provincial competition, competed at the national level this year and claimed a Bronze Award, the only Alberta town of its size to do so.
"We're really, really pleased about it and we've got to thank basically the whole town for supporting us and getting behind us because without the town and the councillors and mayor, we couldn't do this," remarked Lou Lallier, who heads up Hanna's Communities in Bloom Committee.
The town has begun a number of initiatives in recent years to improve the look of the community, including monthly Blooms to You awards for local businesses and homeowners.
"We have the Blooms to You in the summer time and in the winter time, we have the displays in front of the stores and we also do residential," outlined Lallier. "Now, everybody's getting geared up for the winter displays. Everybody's chipping in and it makes a big difference in town."
"People seem to think that Communities in Bloom is all about flowers, and it's not," she continued. "It's cleanliness, just cut you grass and maybe take that old truck out of the front yard that hasn't been driven for 20 years, that all adds up."
Hanna finished just behind Maple Creek, Saskatchewan for communities with 4,500 or fewer population. For a complete list of national Communities in Bloom winners, follow this link.

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