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Friday, May 8, 2009

Deadline Nears for Hanging Baskets

The deadline is fast approaching for businesses, individuals and organizations to financially support the purchase of hanging baskets for the downtown Main Street area.

“As in previous years, we are looking for donations to purchase the baskets,” said Main Street Manager, Anita Dolan. “People in the community are tremendously supportive of our events and programs, and this program is such a valuable asset to the appearance of Main Street.” Dolan added.

A long time sponsor, the Betty Jane Monjar Garden Society is again willing to help financially with the event. They are providing a financial matching program where they will match any funds raised up to $1,000. “The Garden Society has always been very supportive and helpful with this program,” said Dolan. “The matching funds program will significantly help us reach our fundraising goals. Any donation amount will be appreciated.”

Additionally, baskets can be purchased in honor or in memory of a loved one. Each donor will be recognized with a certificate of appreciation and a listing in promotional materials.

The hanging baskets are part of a Main Street clean up and beautification effort planned throughout this spring. The Great Main Street clean up brought many volunteers to Main Street on May 2nd when sidewalks were hosed down and trash was picked up.

The Main Street benches and trash receptacles’ are also getting the benefit of a facelift with the help of Scott Oxley’s carpentry class at the Bradford Area High School.

“It is wonderful to see so many people work together to make a difference in our Historic District, and their help is very much appreciated,” said Dolan.

People or groups interested in more information about the Betty Jane Monjar Garden Society’s Matching Fund Program can contact the Main Street Manager’s office at 598-3865. The deadline is Monday, May 18.

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