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City of Morganton Grounds Team: Morganton

2022 NC Main Street Champions

The natural aesthetics of downtowns are often admired but rarely celebrated. The amount of planning, cultivating, and nurturing takes tedious dedication even for those with a green thumb. The backbreaking work throughout the seasons to create an inviting downtown is not for the faint of heart. Downtown Morganton is honored to have a Grounds Team lead by the talented Jim Pless, Sean Alexander, and Josh Miller. These three men create a charming landscape amongst the hardness of asphalt and brick. As the appearance of downtown has evolved with more focus on the pedestrian experience, Pless and his team have fostered a lush landscape of brilliant flowers, textured vegetation, and native plants. Much of the beauty of downtown Morganton is attributed to Jim, Sean, and Josh. This year the City of Morganton Main Street Office honors the City's Grounds Team as its two thousand twenty-two Main Street Champion.


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