Residents voted on what colors would be seen throughout town in December 2009. The results: a patriotic theme featuring red, white and blue. The colors chosen will be used in the light post baskets in the downtown area and the many community gardens including Gunn Park, the Silver Bridge Memorial on Sixth Street, Veteran’s Park, the Mason County Library and the entrance to the Lone Oak Cemetery. These gardens are sponsored by the garden club.
Several years ago, the community came together and assisted in collecting funds for the metal hanging baskets on Main Street. Bob’s Market and Greenhouse of Mason donated all of the flowers. The business has also maintained the flower baskets and other Main Street gardens with daily watering in past years and plans to keep doing so.
“The community is fortunate to have so many local greenhouses, especially ones that take such a vested interest in the aesthetic and environmental value of our city,” said Cary Supple, Point Pleasant in Bloom president.
Bob’s Market has added new incentives for 2010.
Homeowners now have a possibility to be rewarded for their hard work. Residents who show city pride through their landscaping will receive a $50 gift certificate if chosen as winner of the “Yard of the Month” award by the Mason greenhouse.
The Tu-Endie-Wei Garden Club recognizes these winners from each of the eight city wards throughout the summer months.
The Point Pleasant in Bloom organization invites local residents to attend its general meetings. The public is always welcome to attend on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the small chapel at Trinity United Methodist Church.
For information, contact Supple at 304-675-6249.