SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Doris Turner (D- Springfield) celebrates the city of Carlinville for winning the Governor’s Hometown Award in the Make Carlinville Beautiful” (MCB) project.

“It is such an honor to represent the beautiful city of Carlinville,” said Turner. “As we celebrate Earth Day today, this award could not be more fitting. I am so proud of the residents and their dedication to improve the quality of life in the city.”
Since 1983, the Governor’s Hometown Awards program has honored people and projects that improve their communities’ quality of life.

This project began as a dedication memorial for a grieving family who lost their son and turned into a community effort with citizens from all walks of life.

So far 50 volunteers have planted 45 pollinator sites. Future plans also include a sculpture garden, plantings at the Carlinville Amtrak station, vegetable gardens to aid the local food pantry and schools and family garden spaces. The Standard Addition, on the north side of Carlinville, is the largest collection of Sears Roebuck homes in the country.

The city will receive a plaque and a road sign for the entrance to town designating Carlinville as a Governor’s Hometown Award winner.

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