GROW – Logan in Bloom: The Story Behind the Winning 2022 AIB YouTube People’s Choice Award

The Logan (Ohio) In Bloom Committee reached out to our local High School Music Department to create a video that highlighted Logan In Bloom. Working with a local videographer, the students created their own version of a professional in-studio recording of the “Garden Song” which fit perfectly with the efforts being made for downtown Logan. They didn’t just sing a beautiful song and create a video, they actually got their hands dirty volunteering on our spring work days. The students were able to connect the passion they have for music with the gift of pride serving their community through volunteerism.


But that is not even the best part! Logan In Bloom was able to spread the message throughout the community far and wide by participating in this YouTube People’s Choice Award Video, which is generously sponsored by Neal Mast Greenhouses. Conversations about “What is America In Bloom?” was started with parents, neighbors, relatives and businesses. It connected the dots between the beautification projects and the impact it is having on the local economy; 18 buildings have been purchased or are being revitalized, a brand new boutique motel has opened, two new restaurants are about to open, the theater is being brought back to life and more.

Local businesses stepped up to help offset the cost of the production of the video fostering a deep sense of community through their support of the students and Logan in Bloom. 

The whole town celebrated the award at a huge special event; the lighting of our Logan Theater & Community Arts Center Marquee on October 2, 2022.

The City of Logan, like many other communities, has had many moments of struggle and road blocks over the years with the efforts to revitalize and create a “vibrant place to live, work, and play”. However, “inch by inch and row by row” with the help of America In Bloom and its amazing sponsors mentoring and providing valuable resources, we are now seeing the fruits of our labor. Thank you America In Bloom and thank you to video sponsor, Neal Mast Greenhouses!

Watch the video here!