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The Awards Committee submits the paperwork for State, Regional and National Garden Club awards.
In years where we did not have an Awards Committee, each committee chair submitted the paperwork.

Photos of some of the Club's many awards from previous years.

2016 - 2017 Awards

BVGC received the following Arkansas  Federation of Garden Clubs (AFGC) Awards:
First place awards: Civic Beautification, National Garden Week, Publicity Press Book, History Book - 1 year, and Club Yearbook

Second place awards: Garden Therapy

AFGC Presidential Citation: “First Robin of Spring Workshop,” Tony LiCausi, BVGC

Individual Service Awards, Northwest District: Geri Hoerner, Linda Neymeyer

Bird Poster Contest Winners: four, first place; one, second place; one, third place winner

Vera Key Horticulture Roll with Great Honor

Standard of Excellence with Great Honor

BVGC received the following South Central Region (SCR) Awards:

First place awards: Press Book, Year Book, Garden Therapy and a $25 award for National Garden Week.

South Central Regional Director’s $300 Award for the Youth Butterfly Project.
(Member Alycyn Culbertson was given a ‘butterfly’ made from three one-hundred dollar bills on behalf of the club, in recognition of her work on this award.
She "flew" it to the treasurer.) 

BVGC received the following National Garden Club (NGC) Awards:

Award of Merit for the Press Book and a Certificate of Commendation for the Yearbook. 

The BVGC was declared Overall National Award Winner for National Garden Week for the 2016 
Art, Wine and Garden Party.
 Chair JB Portillo received a gift from the president in recognition of her work toward this high and rare honor.
BVGC 2018 - 19 Awards

National Award Winner
1st place for National Garden Week 
1st place for Preservation of Beauty -
Bella Vista Memorial Garden Cemetery

South Central Region Awards
1st place for Arbor Day
2nd place for National Garden Week
 2nd place for Community Concern

AFGC Awards 
2nd place - Heritage Award
1st place - Arbor Day
2nd place - Yearbook
3rd place- National Garden Week
2nd place - Garden Therapy

Audubon Committee's Bird Poster Winners

Camila Bustillas - Best in Show  in Place & 1st Place
Valshnaui Mani  - Creativity Award & 3rd Place
Harshith Gudura - 1st Place


8th GRADE 
Finley Shaw - 1st Place & Best in Show 
Grayson Reynolds - Creativity Award & 2nd Place 

BVGC 2017 - 2018 Awards

National Award Winner

Overall winner (all states), Radio and/or TV for the 'Bella Vista Gardening' TV Program

South Central Region Awards

Community Concern - 1st Place ($25)
Arbor Day Dedication - 2nd Place
Yearbook - 3rd Place

Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs (AFGC) Awards

Garden Therapy – 2nd Place
Vera Key Horticulture Roll with Great Honor
Arbor Day – 1st Place ($25)
Publicity Press Book, Large Club ($25) – 1st Place
Heritage Award – 1st Place ($25)
History Book, Large Club - 1st Place
Yearbook, Large Club - 1st Place
Horticulture Roll with with Great Honor -  2nd Place
Standard of Excellence with Great Honor

AFGC Youth Awards

Bird Contest, Best in Show - $25 each
5 th Grade – Harshith Guruda, BVGC
7 th Grade – Finely Shaw – BVGC
8 th Grade – Hailey Balwin – BVGC

Creativity Award
12 th Grade – M. Bramel – BVGC
12 th Grade – K. Garret - BVGC