Glendale boasts some beautiful shopping areas, landmarks and parks, but at times we get so busy, we miss those businesses that have made a special effort to spruce up the front of their buildings with a coat of paint or a ribbon of spring flowers along a walkway.
Those who do take notice are the members of the nonprofit group Glendale Beautiful, and once a year they recognize several businesses at the annual awards luncheon.
Receiving awards this year were Adams Luxury Apartments, Avalon Glendale, Drier's Nursing Care Center, Glendale Elks Lodge, Glen Oaks Escrow Company and Griffith Manor Park.
They were honored at a luncheon on April 3 at the Joe Bridges Clubhouse.
Following a welcome by President Gladys Wymore and lunch, Awards Day Chairman Jim Reichgelt introduced the representatives of each facility who told about the upgrades made to the properties.
Griffith Manor Park has had a major upgrade with construction of a 2,800-square-foot community building, new restroom facilities, new security fencing, park lighting, an irrigation system with reclaimed water and more.