CityPrideThis Saturday, CityPride will be completing a large number of projects.  Our tasks include:

-plant annuals in downtown planters
-plant annuals at Allison Lane/Middle Road
-plant annuals in planters at City Hall
-plant annuals in Court Avenue medians
-plant annuals in Children’s Garden at Warder Park

We also are working hard to transplant landscaping around the welcome signs to be moved for the downtown I-65 bridge project and to move the signs themselves.  This is a lot of work, and it is adding greatly to the normal workload of our base of volunteers so we are hoping that we might get a few extra volunteers to help us with our regular planting.   If you can spare an hour or two on Saturday to help, or if you know someone who can help (giant, strong people are our favorites), we would be eternally grateful.  You don’t have to know anything about gardening; we give very simple, explicit instructions.  We also will tell you every 15 minutes how much we love you.

If you would like to assist, we will be starting at 10 AM Saturday with a very brief dedication ceremony in the Children’s Garden at Warder Park.  Kids from Thomas Jefferson Elementary made ceramic bugs and slugs, and their teacher, Cathy Gruninger, is going to “install” them in the perennial beds.  This will take about 10 minutes.  After the ceremony, we will be gathering in the parking lot behind LifeSpring for assignments.  Our work will last until at least 3:00, (unless we get 1 billion helpers!), so you can jump in at any time.  Just look for the people in the blue CityPride shirts. 

Thanks in advance for helping, if you can, or for telling your 6’3”, 235-lb, 17-year-old son that he has to come help if he wants to use the car Saturday night.

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