WMU News

Holysz accepts state award on behalf of Flowerfest

Feb. 1, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Tim Holysz, manager of landscape services at Western Michigan University, recently accepted an award on behalf of the Kalamazoo County Flowerfest from the Michigan Recreation and Park Association.

Holysz, who is president of Flowerfest, received the Community Service Award on behalf of Flowerfest Inc. The award honors Flowerfest's outstanding contributions to the Kalamazoo community for 2002. The nonprofit organization's mission is to beautify public areas of the community and celebrate the county's bedding plant industry by planting flowers in such locations as Bronson Park, the Portage City Center, Celery Flats and the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport.

Holysz is serving his 11th year on the Flowerfest board and is in his third term as president. A number of other current and retired employees of WMU have been active on the Flowerfest board.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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