FORT PIERCE — Mayor Linda Hudson announced the winners of the Mayor’s Neighborhood Gems Award Oct. 21 at the monthly Coffee with the Mayor.

The Keep Fort Pierce Beautiful Committee, City of Fort Pierce Code Enforcement Department and Mayor Hudson have partnered together to recognize residential improvements. The award is intended to build neighborhood and/or community pride through recognizing a gem in a neighborhood. A gem can be yard and/or outdoor improvements that show pride of place. Recognizing Neighborhood Gems is meant to encourage others to improve the attractiveness and cleanliness of their homes which could lead to safer, cleaner neighborhoods and a sense of community that would improve the quality of life throughout the City of Fort Pierce.

Winners are Christopher Day, 3105 Tennessee Ave.; Mary Flowers, 1201 Ave. M, Hyacinth Ellington, 2713 Rhode Island; and Lakes at Savannahs Condos, 1800 S. Dovetail Drive.

Winners receive a sign for their yard, an enlarged photograph of their Neighborhood Gem and an energy saving kit from the Fort Pierce Utilities Authority.

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