Warwick wins global contest

Deborah Krol, co-chair of the Warwick in Bloom Committee, holds the trophy high as she and other committee members lead the annual Halloween parade down Main Street on Sunday. Clapping beside her is village Mayor Michael Newhard while at right is co-chair Eileen Patterson.

Deborah Krol, co-chair of the Warwick in Bloom Committee, holds the trophy high as she and other committee members lead the annual Halloween parade down Main Street on Sunday. Clapping beside her is village Mayor Michael Newhard while at right is co-chair Eileen Patterson.

By Alyssa Sunkin
Times Herald-Record
Published: 2:00 AM – 11/01/10

WARWICK — Warwickians always knew their community was beautiful, special. Now they can add one more adjective: world-class.

In its very first try, the village took top honors in the 2010 Communities in Bloom international competition, beating out seven similar-sized communities in Canada, Belgium and Scotland.

Members of the Warwick in Bloom Committee found out at an awards ceremony in Nova Scotia Saturday. The competition seeks to foster civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement.

“We are absolutely beaming with pride,” said Eileen Patterson, co-chair of the Warwick in Bloom Committee, moments before she boarded a plane headed back to the Hudson Valley Sunday. “We are completely floored, amazed, elated, surprised, excited, ecstatic and over the moon about the win we never anticipated.”

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