The local effort known as “Mansfield in Bloom” is well underway in supporting community beautification through flowers and horticulture.
The program started in earnest with a late April ribbon-cutting and plant swap. This month and next include additional meetings and events to further Mansfield’s participation.
On Thursday, May 18 at 8:00 AM, a Mansfield in Bloom group discussion will be held at the Carriage House at Kingwood Center Gardens. The topic will be the visit of the America in Bloom judges, who will be in town on June 10 and 11.
Then, on Wednesday, May 24 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, the Flower Pot Project will take place. Sponsored by Key Bank, volunteers from the bank’s “Neighbors Make the Difference Day” and others will spend an afternoon potting flowers to be delivered to area nursing homes, churches, and elderly/retired Mansfield residents.
Volunteers are warmly welcomed to assist with this one day project. Groups and extra flower pots are also needed.
To donate flower pots or for additional information, please contact the Richland Community Development Group at 419-755-7324 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, contact Dara Shade at: email@example.com.