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Zachary Citizen’s Beautification Committee Awards Beautification Recipients

Posted by zachary on July 17, 2023

The Zachary Citizen’s Beautification Committee awards businesses whose contributions beautify and improve the City of Zachary. Categories include landscaping and architecture.

The committee is pleased to announce the 2023 Beautification Landscaping Award Winner is South Plains Restaurant, located at Mt. Pleasant Road. According to the committee, South Plains Restaurant landscaping offers a variety of eye-catching blooming plants and lush greenery, with attractive front and back entrances that include antique sugar kettles with water features. The inviting, manicured grounds with sprawling live oaks offer vibrant colors surrounding the entire restaurant.

Congratulations, Joel and Lisa Frosch, Greg Martinez, and Brandon Brown, the partners responsible for developing this beautiful restaurant.

The committee also awards a business that made substantial improvements to the exterior of their building and whose business visually enhances the surrounding neighborhood.

The 2023 Architectural Award Winner is The Boot CrossFit, located at 4625 Main Street. The overall building renovations of this historic building began in December 2018, with a new façade and interior and exterior rehabilitations completed in March 2019. The military introduced the original Quon-set hut design building during WW11 for soldiers. This building was originally home to a movie theater, The Trio Theater, which opened on May 18, 1948. The Trio closed in 1966, and the McKowen Family later opened it as a landscaping nursery. The building sat for many years unoccupied. Today, this unique converted Quon-set building contributes to the rich tapestry of Zachary’s downtown historic district. Saving and restoring landmark buildings connects us to the past. The Boot CrossFit Founders, Jodie, and Don Haney have done a fantastic job preserving our history and enhancing our downtown area.

Zachary Citizen’s Beautification Committee members include Ashleigh McHugh, Mary Landry, Brandie Triche, Lizzie Benzer, Nita Edwards, Lauren Baudouin, Sharon Phillips, Myeshia Beard, Courtney Yoes, Jennifer Bozeman, and Jen Gennaro.

Congratulations to our 2023 Beautification Award recipients!

L to R – Beautification Committee Member Jennifer Bozeman, Beautification Committee Member Lizzie Blair-Benzer, Boot CrossFit Founder Don Haney, Beautification Committee Member Myeshia Beard, Mayor David McDavid, Boot CrossFit Founder Jodi Haney, Beautification Committee Member Nita Edwards, Beautification Committee Member Mary Landry, Beautification Committee Member Ashleigh McHugh and Beautification Committee Member Sharon Phillips

L to R – Sharon Phillips, Ashleigh McHugh, Myeisha Beard, Jennifer Bozeman, Lizzie Blair-Benzer, Mayor David McDavid, South Plains Operating Manager  Joel Frosch, South Plains Operating Manager, Lisa Frosch, South Plains General Manager,  Elizabeth Buell, South Plains Co-Owner,  Greg Martinez, Mary Landry and Nita Edwards