A thank-you note to Northfield from America in Bloom judge Bruce Riggs

I ran into Bruce Riggs at the GBM yesterday. He’s one of the two America in Bloom (AIB) judges who visted Northfield this week. He was checking his email, getting ready to depart for the airport, so I showed him the photo album of the kidnapping I took on Tuesday, as well as the blog post of the breakfast on Monday. He sent me this email this aft:

Bruce Riggs Pat Bones and I want to thank everyone for all you did to make us feel so welcome in your community.  We learned so much and met so many positive people.  Everyone should be proud of the work that has been done.  We especially want to thank everyone on the America in Bloom Committee.  Their efforts (combined with a lot of others) have helped make the community even better.  We also want to express our thanks to everyone for taking so much time to be with us.  Our meetings, meals and tours were enlightening and enjoyable and hopefully those who attended benefited as well.

Bruce Riggs  AIB judge 2008

PS: the fishing was great!!  Special thanks to Pat, Sean & Dave Allen and Lee Lansing for arranging it for me.


  1. Ross Currier said:

    …and when are we scheduled to hear from the judges?

    August 1, 2008
  2. Lynn Vincent said:

    The America in Bloom task group should hear some comments fromt he judges in the next few weeks. However, we won’t know if Northfield won in any of the 8 categories or took overall best until the awards conference in Ohio in October.

    August 2, 2008

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