Enhancing community connections in Cincinnati, by reclaiming alleys, sidewalks, and steps for the pedestrian.
Last Thursday, Christian Huelsman and Ian Monk took great pleasure in accepting First Prize for the Community-Wide Project Award, at Keep Cincinnati Beautiful’s Clean and Beautiful Awards. The event was held at HJ Benken Florist and Greenhouse in Kennedy Heights, where Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and its 2012 sponsorship partners presented awards in four key categories, among others. The gala event also coincided with the annual Just Desserts! reception, where some of the city’s most active community stewards networked over United Dairy Farmers ice cream and other treats.
Spring in Our Steps was awarded a $500 prize for its efforts throughout the year. The initiative of 2012 will hopefully become a registered non-profit in 2013. The organization certainly will have greater capacity to hold more community events, along side its regularly scheduled alley and stairway cleanups. SiOS is indebted to its sponsors, volunteers, and supporters throughout the year, including the following:
Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, UC Preservation Action Network, the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students, Mt. Auburn Community Council and its neighborhood residents, Northside Community Council and its neighborhood residents, Over-the-Rhine Community Council and its neighborhood residents, the Ludlow High School football team Coffee Emporium, Park + Vine, Lucy Blue Pizza, Mac’s Pizza Pub, MOTR Pub, Naked Pizza, Donatos Pizza, The Don’s Pizza Lounge, and all the countless volunteers who have shown up in support of the initiative.
THANK YOU! We absolutely could not have done it without you. Here’s to an incredible remainder of the year and an even brighter 2013.