-Lynmore Estates Neighborhood Watch Association in partnership with the Macon Area Habitat for Humanity (MAHFH) selects a Lynmore Estates YARD OF THE YEAR (YOY) from among its twelve Yard of the Month winners. Selection for a winner and 2 nd and 3 rd runner-ups are chosen from the current year’s Yards of the Month (YOM). Judging is conducted by community
volunteers. This year’s judges included retirees from the U. S. Office of Personnel Management, the U.S. Postal Service, Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, and American International Group, Inc. (AIG). The following criteria are used to determine the winner:
Curb or eye appeal;
Enhancement of the neighborhood;
Mature trees incorporated into the landscape; and
Use of plant material/garden art that creates a unified theme.
The Jolly Family of a Roy Avenue address was the August 2015 YOM winner and named as the Lynmore Estates 2016 YOY winner. According to LE YOY Committee Chair, Janie Grayer, “This house was selected from among the other entries because of its nicely appointed floral and structural features and its overall curb appeal and obvious attentiveness.” The Jolly’s have three YOM wins.
The winner of the LE YOY receives a “Yard of the Year” sign for prominent display in the winning yard; recognition of the yard on the Macon Area Habitat for Humanity and Lynmore Estates websites; framed Certificate of Award presented by the Lynmore Estates YOY Committee; and an ACE Hardware $100 gift certificate. The second and third place winners receive framed Certificates of Award and respectively, $75 and $35 ACE Hardware gift cards.
Macon Area Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is ecumenical Christian housing ministry devoted to ending substandard housing and revitalizing neighborhoods. Since its inception in 1986, Macon Area Habitat for Humanity has served one hundred and ten families through newly constructed or rehab housing and one South Macon-Bibb neighborhood addressing quality of life issues in the Macon area through invaluable partnerships with area churches, corporations, groups, and
Pictured during the presentation were, (left to right) Lynmore Estates Yard of the Month/Year Committee members Janie M. Grayer, and Diane Easley; 2016 LE YOY winners, the Jolly Family-- -Joe and Tina; and Dr. Sundra Woodford (Community Relations Manager-Macon Area Habitat for Humanity).