Chisholm Beautification
       Association


     2017 Projects
#1  City Signage Project

Ten years ago, CBA had 12 signs designed and erected in the community.  They are in need of being refurbished.  With a grant from the Chisholm Community Foundation, CBA will have some replaced and others repainted and touched up.  Bark Design of Chisholm is in charge of this project this summer.
#2  Park Benches
Two park benches, purchased locally, with a grant from the Chisholm Community Foundation, have been installed by CBA members, Ed Waters,  John Newbauer, Dave Pessenda, and Rick Allison, by the Iron Man Memorial.
#3  Concrete Wall (semi-circle enclosure of Iron Man                                                                        Memorial)
The CBA panted the wall several years ago and needed to be redone.  It was painted a cranberry color to match the new park benches and also blend in with the colored sidewalk.  The light boxes surrounding the Memorial were also painted. 

Below are photos of the work being done.  Ron Gornick is pictured cleaning the wall in preparation for the paint.  The city fire department hosed it down prior to this. 

Shown painting the light boxes are Ed Waters and Dave Pessenda, and standing in front of the beautifully painted wall are left to right, Rick Allison, Ed Waters, Dave Pessenda and John Newbauer.

Thanks, guys, for a your dedication to keeping our hometown a beautiful place to live!



#4  Flower Baskets
CBA volunteers are once again watering the flower baskets on Lakestreet each Saturday.
#5  6th Annual Beautiful Yard Contest
 Nominations were accepted from the general public for beautiful yards in the Chisholm and Balkan area.  Included were two categories:  Smal Yards and Large Yards.  Watch for the results and photos of the winning yards, coming soon!
Yard Winners
Congratulations to all 4 winners of the 6th Annual Beautiful Yard Contest!  All four received a framed certificate and a gift certificate for the Cherry Greenhouse.

Wendy LaurichFirst Place winner is pictured below with scenes from her beautiful, creative "Swamp Garden" and yard.  Great job, Wendy!

2nd place winner is Tony Kukowski.  See photos below of Tony's beautiful yard.
3rd place winner is Andy & Peggy Enrico.  Photos below show some of their beautiful yard.
4th place winner is Dionilla Valentini






Another beautiful arrangement!
#6  Bruce Mine Headframe (1926)
The CBA and the City of Chisholm are pursuing the parcel of property near the Bruce Mine Headframe.  CBA has had the area surveyed by JPJ Engineering.  CBA has embarked on this project to preserve this piece of history. 

Plans are to construct a road, parking lot and walking path to the site.  Historical markers will also be placed at the site.

Bruce Mine Park 

Mission statement:
Develop a memorial park to recognize the sacrifice, dedication and loyalty to the thousands of immigrant miners and their descendants who developed the great Mesabi Iron Range.

Permits for land development secured.  Architectural Resources, Hibbing, MN,  is working on plans.  CBA will seek grants and plan fund raising activities. 

#7  Memorial Plaques
Clean up of area on the north side of town that has plaques laid in memory of Primo Benedetti and Floyd Groshel, the men who took care of this small plot of land.