POINT PLEASANT — The votes have been tallied and this year’s official flower colors for the City of Point Pleasant are yellow and purple.
The colors were announced by Point Pleasant In Bloom who put three color choices to the public via its Facebook page earlier this year. Point Pleasant In Bloom is an organization of volunteers which does various beautification projects across the city, including planting flowers, landscaping, spring cleaning projects, organizing the city-wide yard sale, the butterfly garden and new swing at Krodel Park, filling flower pots on Main Street and much more.
Members are looking forward to seeing the flower combinations residents come up with using purple and yellow. By displaying these specific color combinations in flowers, it also shows off to those in the community, and those who visit Point Pleasant, a collaborative effort to make the city bloom in unison.
Members met this week at Bellemead UM Church to go over some big events planned in upcoming weeks, including the Perennial Flower Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 7 at the court house annex parking lot. Members will be selling perennials or exchanging perennials for perennials for those who wish to “swap” plants. In addition, PPIB members have prepared silk flower arrangements to be sold for $10 a bundle the day of the flower sale. This event is organized by not only PPIB but the Tu-Endie-Wei Garden Club.
Community Planting Day is May 21 where PPIB and community members plant flowers at various places around the city. This is also an opportunity for students to receive community service hours and all groups, such as 4-H and scouts, are welcome to assist in the project.
The city-wide yard sale is also coming up on April 30. This is a way to either get rid of treasures or find them, and possibly make some money in the process. Those having a yard sale in the city that day do not have to be registered to do so, however, PPIB will be taking free registrations for placement on the “Yard Sale Map” until midnight on April 27. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the sale address to register. No phone calls. Or comment on the city-wide yard sale thread on the PPIB Facebook page with the information. Any late additions will not be listed on the printed paper map available for pick-up at a time/location to be announced. Also, the City of Point Pleasant waived its $5 yard sale permit fee for April 30 so having a yard sale is free within the city limits.
For more information on how to get involved with PPIB, find the group on Facebook or call 304-674-2448 or 304-675-6249.
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