If you didn’t see yet, we had a great group of volunteers yesterday to assist in finishing up our concrete planters! They look great!! (I may be a little bias tho! 😉 ) We spent just under 3 hours loading fill rock and dirt and installing the sponsor banners. Even though this project is mostly complete you will continue to see it grow. Flowers will be planted in them soon and more planters will slowly be spread out around town. At some point we would like to see some sort of murals painted on these as well! Here is a list of the well-deserved thankyou’s thus far:
- Eolia Landscape and supply for donating the dirt
- 3B Machine and Weld for building the form and banner posts
- Bleigh Ready Mix for making and helping to move the planters
- Perkins Electric, River City Towing and Ed Kerns for helping haul and move planters
- George Graver for hauling and donating the fill rock
- The Rotary Club for their grant to help fund the project and to the members for helping install the posts: Frank Berlin, Kevin Brown, Jim Moore, Nellie & Willard Wamsley.
- The Volunteers that helped fill the planters and clean up yesterday: Christina Orf, Lesli Fox, Ellen Orf, John Elliott, Jessie McMorris, Gregory Knox and Frank Berlin!
- To our 4 year sponsors: Community State Bank, JLev Life, Shimp Storage LLC, Crossroads General Store, Bibb-Veach Funeral Homes, Deters Sign Co., RE-MAX Realty Shop, Bowling Green Insurance, MidWest Pest Professionals, Bowling Green Medical Group, Kustom Works Hair Salon & Parkside Manor.
Overall, our first 12 planters cost $3,180.00. After receiving the Rotary Grant we spent a whopping $180.00 on this project and countless man hours! Our sponsorship funds will help ensure we have the money to keep flowers in them each year.
Our next Downtown Revitalization Committee Meeting is Thursday, May 6th, 5pm at the BG Community Center!
Join us as we discuss:
- The continuation of this planter project
- Planning for the Downtown Hoedown
- Discussing the progress of the Downtown Marketplace
- Businesses seeking downtown storefronts
- More benches downtown
- Trashcans on the square
Hope to see you there!
Tracy Brookshier, Chamber President & Downtown Revitalization Committee Chair Person
CONCRETE PLANTER PROJECT; From the idea to the final product! >>>