The City of Pella showcased its parks and businesses to a pair of judges this week. This was the first year of Pella’s participation in the “America in Bloom” evaluation and contest. Bruce Riggs is a judge with America in Bloom and has evaluated more than 70 cities over the last 13 years. He says every town he goes to is an opportunity to see something he hasn’t ever seen before, and that he loves to come back to cities he’s previously visited to see what improvements they have made. The results and judges’ comments will be released in October. Riggs gives more of his impressions of the city on Let’s Talk Pella.