Naldrett Elementary student won the contest to name the community's flower.
Choosing Naldrett Elementary fourth-grader Lincoln Edward's nomination, the perennial sunflower has become Chesterfield Township's official flower. The Beautification Committee acknowledged the boy during the Monday night Board of Trustees meeting, where they gave him a certificate, prize and sunflower seeds for his 50-word essay submission. Lincoln was one of multiple kids who joined the Inagural Spirit Contest this spring. The flower will be planted on township grounds.
Chesterfield Township's Spirit Contest calls for children in the community, ages 8-15, to write an essay in 50 words or less stating why their flower should be picked.
Chesterfield Township is thinking spring. Its inaugural Spirit Contest is asking young residents to pick their sweetest bloom and write an essay why it should be named the township's official flower. The flowers must be perennials native to southeastern Michigan. Ideas may be found at http://www.nativeplant.com. Essays will be accepted at the Parks and Recreation Department from now to May 1. The Beautification Committee is to select the winner who will receive a certificate and $25. The official flower will then be planted around township grounds. If you had your say, what do you want Chesterfield's official flower to be and why? Tell us below in the comments section.