I enjoyed a productive conversation with the co-chairs of the Chagrin Falls Beautification Committee; Janine Bauman, Anne Wombwell deConingh and Beth Skeel.
The committee is in need of new volunteers and is reaching out to the community for assistance from anyone that might be interested in helping with the gardens located throughout our town. (You do not need to be a village resident to join with them).
They have provided the following outline of the work that the committee undertakes and contact information for those that might be interested in joining with them.
The work that they do is priceless and I thank the committee for their countless hours of dedication and volunteerism.
—- Mayor William Tomko
CHAGRIN FALLS IN BLOOM!
Urns, hanging baskets and gardens all filled with flowers make Chagrin Falls Village a colorful showplace in spring, summer and fall. The beauty and profusion of the flowers attract visitors and provide enjoyment for residents and shoppers.
It takes a team of volunteers to unify the efforts for showcasing the Village. New team members to the “Beautification Committee” are always welcome. It requires commitment to spring clean the gardens and urns, plant and maintain the flowers throughout the season, and prepare for winter. Over 700 hours were logged last year by volunteers who committed to various levels of participation.
In concert with these efforts, it takes participation by Your HomeTown, who provides plants for 52 urns. It takes support from the Village, which provides plants for the gardens and parks. And it takes Dogwood Valley Garden Club, who funds the hanging baskets, and plants the horse trough in Triangle Park and the hayracks on the Main Street bridge.
Co-chairs Beth Skeel, Anne deConingh and Janine Bauman plan and coordinate the program and of course, garden all summer. If you enjoy gardening and would like to be a volunteer, please contact Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org