Sponsor a tree on The BLVD

LANCASTER – The city of Lancaster is offering residents and business owners the opportunity to make a piece of the revitalized BLVD their very own by sponsoring a tree in the core of Lancaster’s downtown area.

“The BLVD has been transformed into the heart of the Antelope Valley in a short amount of time,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “This is a place where friends meet, businesses thrive and our community comes together as one. Additionally, we continue to offer local residents and business owners the opportunity to make their very own mark on the BLVD.”

 “The BLVD Community Program” enables residents or business owners to sponsor trees on The BLVD for $500.

Included in the sponsorship is a custom-designed sign, which will be permanently placed with the sponsored tree. Sponsors can be private individuals, businesses, families, and non-profit organizations. They may select wording for the sign from among the following options: “Sponsored by,” “In memory of,” “Dedicated to,” or “In honor of,” followed by the name of the business, organization or individual to be recognized. Requests for alternative wording will be considered at the discretion of the City. Participants will also receive a certificate commemorating their sponsorship.

“We are encouraging local residents to take part in this special program just in time for the holiday shopping season because it provides the perfect, timeless gift for that special person in your life,” Parris said. “This is truly a unique way to honor a loved one.”

“I remember spending time on The BLVD as a teenager,” added City Manager Mark V. Bozigian. “Today, The BLVD is once again the place to be in the Antelope Valley. Through this program, those of us who have a history with The BLVD can become a permanent part of its history.”

A limited number of trees are available for sponsorship. For more information, or to become a sponsor, contact Nicole Nutt at 661-723-6173 or nnutt@cityoflancasterca.org.

“I strongly encourage our residents and businesses to take part in The BLVD Community Program,” added Parris. “It provides a unique opportunity to become a part of the excitement surrounding Lancaster’s signature destination. Through this program, community members can truly become a part of BLVD history.”

  22 comments for “Sponsor a tree on The BLVD

  1. Jill
    December 25, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Someone should sponsor Rex you know where.

  2. Frank Rizzo
    December 23, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Theres enough trees there allready. They need to plant sage brush, at least that would be envionmentaly friendly, oh wait, I forgot, everyone involved with the city of Lancaster is a hypocrite.

  3. It's only moneeey!
    December 23, 2012 at 8:31 am

    $90,000 a month may buy alot of trees, but what other city has an airplane. Why do we have an airplane? Who cares, it’s an airplane! This is Lancaster where government has taxpayer money to burn. Want proof? How many many folks here vote?

  4. Rex is right!
    December 22, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Less street repairs and law enforcement. More trees and attention paid to our Boulevard that has put Lancstar on the map. Mayor Rex is on the right path. Go Rex!

  5. Dave
    December 22, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Birds singing through speakers, vigilant security from the LASD, more trees, upscale boutiques, world class cuisine, well-to-do upper crust tourists from Malibu and Beverly Hills, it is no wonder the “BLVD.” receives so much positive attention. Let us all give thanks to our great Mayor Rex who spawned this incredibly brilliant idea and put our fair city, Lancaster, on the global map.

    • Gladys
      December 22, 2012 at 11:49 am

      That was a joke, right?

  6. R.W
    December 21, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I wonder if I could sponsor a sign saying “RexFuhrer Blvd”?

    • William
      December 22, 2012 at 11:47 pm

      How ’bout ‘RUCKFEX BOULEVARD’?

  7. MG
    December 21, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    $90,000.00 a month buys a lot of trees, maybe Mr. Visco will sponser a couple. How is the Old Plane doing?

    • Anon
      December 24, 2012 at 8:19 am

      The plane was catching a felony burglary suspect at the same time you were posting your comment. Read the time in the article.

      • SNT
        December 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm

        Hello doesn’t Lascaster have the most Sherrif than any other city in LA county? Why do they need a “Spy Plane”?

        • Diva
          December 24, 2012 at 3:11 pm

          I think that’s the point everyone (almost everyone) is trying to make.

  8. EnoughAV
    December 21, 2012 at 10:01 am

    What a stupid idea! When so many are unemployed and struggling. Somebody needs to check what Rex Parris is drinking!!

    • William
      December 21, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      Parris drink??? No way. Booze takes Rex.

  9. MerryChristmas
    December 20, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Merry Christmas PP.

  10. Rob
    December 20, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Put the trees back on the streets where they once were and not been maintained with their holes filled with concrete like on K-8 & 30W. Enough has been spent on that Blvd.

  11. William
    December 20, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    4 days before Christmas Eve??? When was this written?

  12. sikntired
    December 20, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    “The heart of the Antelope Valley “?”The place to be in the Antelope Valley”?? Sponsor a tree? What are they breathing in over there in Lancaster.

    • William
      December 21, 2012 at 12:28 pm

      Apparently, their own gas. They’re always pulling each others fingers at city hall.

      • sikntired
        December 21, 2012 at 3:43 pm


    • Turd Ferguson
      December 25, 2012 at 9:35 am

      They are also spending $90,000.00 a month for LEAPS.Of our tax money.$90,000.00 a month for a joke.LEAPS is a joke.We have spent $90.000.00 in August.$90,000.00 a month in September.$90,000.00 a month in October.$90,000.00 a month in November.$90,000.00 a month in December.To catch one burglar.$450,000.00 to catch one burglar.That would have been caught with the sherrffs heliocopter.That we already pay for.No more LEAPS!No more LEAPS!More sherriffs.We have great sherriffs.We need more sherriffs.More boots on the ground.More jobs for sherriffs.Frank Visco does not need the money.His plane is a joke.His plane is a failure.We need more sherriffs.We need more boots on the ground.When LEAPS goes up so does our crime.No to LEAPS.Yes to boots on the ground.

  13. Ya Think?
    December 20, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Wow! Massive response to this article! I wonder if this is indicative of the response the City of Lancaster will get to the program: 500 trees sponsored by R. Rex Parris Law Firm because nobody else is interested!

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