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 firstname.lastname@example.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.”