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The  Paul and Leah Houser
Community Beautification Award
Established in 1999 to honor the memory of
Paul and Leah Houser
of Kent,
the Houser Award promotes community beautification.
The award may be made to an individual, business, or organization that makes exceptional contributions toward the beautification of Portage County communities, with emphasis on Kent. Recognition may be made for a single major project or for longer-term productive efforts at beautification.
Members of the public are invited
to email a nomination to kesmith6@kent.edu or
mail one to the address on the form. 
Nomination form
Scholarships
The Garden Club of Kent
accepts applications for scholarships to college or university from students interested in pursuing a career in the fields of horticulture or conservation. Preference is given to students from Theodore Roosevelt High School, Kent, Ohio but others may apply.
Click this link for more information.
Email
kesmith6@kent.edu to obtain an application form.
Award and Scholarship Recipients
The  Paul and Leah Houser
Community Beautification Award
Scholarships

2013

Dr. Belli, Orthodontist, South Water St., Kent  OH  44240

2012

The Ron Burbick Foundation, In recognition and appreciation of the major renovations to downtown Kent, OH.

2011

The Davey Tree Expert Company, Kent, OH, 

2010

2009

Country Elegance Assisted Living, Edinburg, OH. In recognition of the development and landscaping floral displays at the assisted living home.  

2008    

Visconti Corporation, Streetsboro, OH. In recognition and appreciation of the development and landscaping floral displays at the shopping center Streetsboro Crossing.

2007    

There was no award in 2007.

2006    

There was no award in 2006.

2005    

Dale Adams Enterprises, Kent, OH. In recognition and appreciation of the colorful landscaping at Dale Adams Enterprises on North Water Street in Kent.

2004    

There was no award in 2004.

2003    

There was no award in 2003.

2002    

Kent State University, Kent, OH, In recognition and appreciation of the exceptional beautification of the university grounds in the city of Kent.

2001    
Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ravenna, OH, In recognition and appreciation of the landscape on the hospital grounds.

2000    
Kent Free Library, Kent, OH. In recognition and appreciation of the floral designs and landscaping on the library grounds.

1999    
Home Savings Bank, Kent, OH. In recognition and appreciation of the new Home Savings Plaza in downtown Kent and for the horticulture landscaping of the grounds.

2013 - No applicants

2012 - Hannah Schaefer

2011 - Nicole Lynne Clegg

2011 - William Suplet received a $500 renewal

2010 - William Suplet

2010 - Sean Kretovics

2010 - Kodi Stebner

2010 - Madalynn Karlovec

2010 - Justin Doty - received a $500 renewal

2009 - Justin Doty    

2008 - Joshua Amrheim