FLEMINGSBURG — Fleming-Mason Energy Co-Op has been selected as a finalist for the Beautify the Bluegrass initiative.
According to Lori Ulrich, marketing and public relations manager for Fleming-Mason Energy, Beautify the Bluegrass is an initiative and contest co-sponsored by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and Kentucky Living Magazine as a way for communities to identify and improve areas in their communities.
Fleming-Mason Energy’s chosen are to ‘beautify’ was Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park.
“We feel like it’s a great way to showcase our region,” Ulrich said.
Ulrich said due to the state park having little funding currently, the co-op felt that was a perfect project to take up.
“We know the state park’s enjoyed by people inside the state,” she said, “but it’s also enjoyed by those outside as well.”
Fleming-Mason Energy assisted in improving the park by tending to the various playgrounds on the premises. Three smaller playgrounds near the park’s public pool received new mulch and had pinning replaced.
A playground near the park’s camping area had equipment cleaned and broken swings replaced.
A butterfly garden near the park’s lodge received new flowers, adding a butterfly bush, bee balm, lavender, blue salvia and multiple coneflowers. New stepping stones were also added, along with mulch and two concrete benches for visitors to sit and enjoy the garden.
Ulrich said Fleming Mason Energy is among one of a handful of finalists, selected by Bevin, for the Beautify the Bluegrass contest. The co-op is also the only finalist in this region.
“There were some groups selected, and now there will be a Facebook vote,” Ulrich said.
The polls for the contest are already open, Ulrich said. People can vote for their favorite Beautify the Bluegrass project on kentuckyliving.com/beautify, where visitors can review the finalists and find more information about the event.
Polls will close on Aug. 15, at 5 p.m., and the winner will be revealed at the Kentucky State Fair on Aug. 23 during the “Best in Kentucky” awards show.
The overall winner will receive a barbecue dinner for up to 200 member of the winning team, with Bevin and Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton attending.