The Revere Beautification Committee (RBC) is proud to present its August Beautiful Home Award to Kathleen and George Branzell of Pleasant Street. When strolling along Pleasant Street and passing the Branzells’ property, one would first notice the lawn, which has been kept remarkably green and lush despite the recent lack of rain. The flower arrangements, which include vibrant zinnias and marigolds, catch the eye and are complemented by hanging baskets, a rock fountain and other seasonal decorative items.
The Branzells have lived in this home since 1970 and divide their landscaping duties. While George maintains the lawn, Kathleen takes care of the flowers and bushes. This honors the work started by Kathleen’s mother, Antionette, who started doing the flower arrangements in the 1980s. Kathleen told the RBC that her mother “had a green thumb” and was still an active gardener when she passed away at age 91 in 2011.
In addition to the work on their own property, the Branzells take the time to water the flowers down the street at the Revere History Museum. The hard work that goes into keeping their home beautiful and their contribution to the beautification of a city institution indicate a remarkable love of community that the RBC is happy to recognize.
Please check out the RBC website (www.reverebeautification.org) and social media pages (Instagram & Facebook: RBC_02151) for more about the work of the committee.