POINT PLEASANT — A sure sign of spring is the release of Point Pleasant in Bloom’s calendar of events.
The PPIB committee recently announced important dates regarding efforts to keep the city looking its best and has also announced the official city flower colors for this year.
The 2014 official city flower colors are various shades of yellow. Residents and businesses are asked to support the aesthetic efforts of the city by planting flowers in these tones. The color was chosen this winter via a public election sponsored by PPIB. The yellow hues were abundantly selected over the other color candidates: pink and purple.
As for the schedule of events, see below.
First up, the “West Virginia Make it Shine Day” is set to coincide with Point Pleasant’s city-wide clean-up. Both are scheduled for April 5 beginning at 9 a.m., ending around noon with volunteers asked to gather at the Point Pleasant Youth Center. This activity is mostly a litter pick-up for the public areas of Point Pleasant. Community groups and organizations are asked to choose one of the pre-selected areas of the city appropriate for their group to scour. Just as in years past, participants will be provided with pizza, drink and cookie for lunch. There is a monetary prize to the nonprofit organization collecting the most bags of garbage. This event is sponsored by Point Pleasant in Bloom, the Point Pleasant Junior Woman’s Club, and the city of Point Pleasant.
Saturday, April 12, PPIB is helping facilitate a work party for any adult volunteers and adult organizations who wish to help spruce up the city. The team will be working with Toyota, Rivers to Rails Project, and the city of Point Pleasant to tidy up a couple of public property locations. Toyota and other local businesses have donated time and money to this project and PPIB hopes to honor them with a good turnout. All adult volunteers are welcome and local adult civic groups are encouraged to participate. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Mason County Tourism Center.
May 17 is “Planting Day in the City.” PPIB aids the Tu-Endie-Wei Garden Club with planting flowers in several public areas of the city; however, the groups need volunteer help. Interested individuals or organizations (children or adults) should contact PPIB before May 3 with the age, number and available date for volunteers. They will be paired with a specific project and a planting organizer for their given project. Planting is usually only in the morning hours but could be scheduled otherwise if need be. Plants and mulch materials will be provided.
PPIB will again host the Point Pleasant Citywide Yard Sale. This year’s designated date is May 3. This is an opportunity for all residents, businesses and groups in the community to help reduce, reuse and recycle as well as promote economic growth. In years past, the city of Point Pleasant has agreed to waive yard sale fees for this day and is expected to do so again this year. While no registration is required to participate in Yard Sale Day, PPIB will be again holding registration for the purposes of creating a map for sale-goers to help locate all those great bargains.
Lastly, PPIB will again be doing various fund raising efforts this spring including their annual flower sales. Members will offer some clippings from their own gardens at the perennial sale on the morning of May 10 at the Viand Street parking lot next to the Extension Office. Also, PPIB will have a “new” plant and shrub sale during the end of April.
To register or obtain more information about any of these events or sales, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the group’s Facebook page.