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Beautification Award Winners


September, 2015


On June 18, 2015, the De Soto City Council established the "Property Beautification Award Program", which is aimed to recognize and celebrate property owners and businesses within the community who have made an effort to maintain, improve, and beautify their properties. Once each quarter a three-member committee selects a deserving recipient for recognition. The winner gets a $50 cash prize, certificate of recognition, and a yard sign to display at the property.

Beautification Award Nomination Form

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The first ever beautification award was given to Dennis and Katie Erwin on September 17, 2015 for their work in restoring and enhancing a single-family home they own at 33220 West 83rd Street. Mr. and Mrs. Erwin purchased this property in the late 1990's and have been making improvements ever since. The most recent addition is an intricately designed deck, porch, and pergola to the front of the home which add charm and interest to the home.

Home at 33220 West 83rd, owned by Dennis & Katie Erwin

Photograph by Linda Lane

The beautification award for the first quarter of 2016 was given to John and Rae Shultz at 32805 West 83rd Street. In addition to continued improvements to their charming craftsman style home,  John and Rae purchased a dilapidated home adjacent to their property and had it torn down. The neatly landscaped property now serves as an attractive extension of their  exterior grounds.

Home at 32805 West 83rd, owned by John and Rae Shultz

Photograph by Linda Lane

Terra Firma Salon & Spa

33160 West 83rd Street

Owned by Steve and Nicki Reynolds

Photograph by Linda Lane

Previous Winners

2016 - Second Quarter



The second quarter of 2016 Beautification Award was given to a business in downtown De Soto. Steve and Nicki Reynolds, owners of Terra Firma Salon and Spa at 33160 West 83rd Street, have continued to make improvements to the property and interior since purchasing it three years ago. Nicki also offers antiques and unique items for sale, along with services.


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De Soto, Kansas 66018


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