POINT PLEASANT — Sometimes it takes a village of volunteers — and dirt.
A lot of dirt.
The City of Point Pleasant is truly in bloom right now and on Monday, both Gunn Park and Main Street were getting a spring face lift.
Point Pleasant In Bloom members were busy filling 25 pots on Main Street with dirt and new flowers matching this year’s flower color choices — purple and yellow. A few years ago, the “blooms” volunteers also purchased a special mobile water tank for the city to use to keep the flowers downtown looking their best.
Also on Monday, members of the Kountry Kritters 4-H Club were assisting the Tu-Endie-Wei Garden Club with planting flowers and spreading mulch at Gunn Park. Also, members of Cub Scout Pack 258, Boy Scout Troop 258 and Venture Crew 258 recently assisted the garden club with planting and landscaping at the Mason County Library.
Tu-Endie-Wei Garden Club and Point Pleasant In Bloom have both taken on the task of beautifying several sites throughout the city. The garden club takes care of places like the Sixth Street Memorial, the end of Mount Vernon Avenue, and of course, Gunn Park and the Mason County Library. In addition to the 25 large planters on Main Street, the “blooms” club takes care of landscaping and flower planting at Krodel Park, the Mason County Tourism Center, the Point Pleasant Post Office and Pioneer Cemetery.
Also this week, hanging baskets began to appear in downtown Point Pleasant. The baskets are purchased with donations from businesses and residents. The plants in the planters, like those used in other locations downtown, come from Mason County’s own Bob’s Market and Greenhouses.
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