September Yard of the Month – Ward 1

Posted on: September 8, 2014



Shirley and Henry Drummond

Great pride and sense of community!

Henry and Shirley Drummond have lived in their home at 1804 General Pershing Street in Laurel for the past 27 years. They had the home built in 1987 and haven’t ever wanted to leave it. The Drummonds embody the spirit of the Ward 1 Yard of the Month award. “To inspire individuals to take greater responsibility for creating a clean and beautiful city though litter prevention, reduction of waste and community beautification.” This month’s winning yard boasts a well-landscaped front lawn and inviting front porch. Mr. Drummond says he keeps the grass mowed and the perimeter of the lawn edged and free of debris. The walkway and entry is quite attractive with a variety of plants and shrubs. Mrs. Drummond is most proud of her beautiful mature Magnolia tree. Their ranch-style home is situated on a corner lot, and as such, it is often It is a gathering area for local kids. “The kids like to play football in my yard, I guess because it is so big,” said Shirley. The Drummonds are sincere in seeing their neighborhood and community change for the better and see more people take pride. Mrs. Drummond speaks of starting a neighborhood association soon.