POINT PLEASANT — Point Pleasant In Bloom (PPIB) recently released the groups calendar of upcoming events for 2013.
First is the the West Virginia Make It Shine Day, which is set to coincide with Point Pleasant City-wide Clean-up. Both are scheduled for April 13, 2013 beginning at 9 a.m., ending around noon 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 preselected areas of the city appropriate for their group to scour. Just as years past, participants will be provided with pizza, drink, and cookie for lunch. There is a monetary prize to the organization collecting the most bags of garbage. This event is sponsored by PPIB, the Point Pleasant Junior Woman’s Club, and the City of Point Pleasant.
Next up on May 4, 2013 is “Planting Day in the City.” For this event, 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 should contact PPIB before April 27 with the age, number, and available date for volunteers. They will be paired with a specific project and 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.
Following the planting day, PPIB will again hosting City-wide Yard Sale. This year’s designated date is June 8, 2013. This is an opportunity for all residents, businesses and groups in our 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.
It was also announced that the 2013 official city flower colors are red and 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 red and yellow combination was abundantly selected over the other three color combination candidates: pinks, purples, and pink and white.
PPIB will also be doing various fundraising efforts this spring including their annual flower sale. More details will be released at a later date.
To register or obtain more information about any of these events or sales, please email email@example.com or visit the group’s Facebook page.