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Volunteers Needed To Help Keep Geneva's Downtown Beautiful

The Geneva Beautification Committee needs some help this spring and summer from local gardeners who can't get enough planting.

Geneva is made a little more beautiful each year thanks to the Geneva Beautification Committee by making sure downtown gardens are filled with colorful, blooming flowers. The Committee is looking for new volunteers to help keep the city in bloom.

Anyone interested in being a gardener is asked to report at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 9 at the corner of Third and James streets in front of the Geneva Post Office. Volunteers will be given a garden location that needs their help. 

Volunteers who already have a garden location can report directly to their garden to plant the flowers that will be delivered to their spot.

This volunteer effort is made possible by the dedication of many residents, families, organizations, and local businesses who donate their time to plant and prune these gardens during the spring and summer months.

Gardeners should bring along their own pruning shears, rakes, brooms, shovels, and trowels. Plants like rain, so planting will continue unless there are severe thunderstorms. The rain data is Sunday, April 10 at 12:30 p.m. if necessary.

Students looking for community service hours can volunteer and receive credit. For more information, go to the website at www.PlantGeneva.org or call Dorothy Flanagan at (630) 208-0279 evenings or Sherri Weitl at (630) 232-7494 daytime.

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