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Blooms in Helena

The roses planted earlier this year in Old Town are now in bloom!

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Teaching Children and Adults About Gardening – First Friday

Introducing people to gardening at any age is a worthwhile endeavor and the Helena Beautification Board was out in force at the April First Friday event iwith a planting station for kids, garden seeds, tools and fertilizers and the giveaway of a “Get In The Garden” gift basket. “Encouraging our community to garden is a large part of our cities beautification efforts”, said Chris VanCleave, Chairman of the Beautification Board. “We’ve had such a positive response from our citizens from this effort and we hope to continue our educational efforts as we move forward” VanCleave said.

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Zinnias are a favorite southern flower and they are so easy to grow. The Ferry-Morse seed company provided seeds for our planting station and the board gave away seeds, garden labels and gardening guides to folks who stopped by our booth.

This is a great way to kick off Spring planting in Helena. It’s great to see so many children interested in growing flowers. – Leslie Bartlett, City Council Member

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Corona Tools provided gardening tools and Haven Brand Soil Conditioners provided a unique all natural fertilizer; Moo Poo tea for the gift basket giveaway.

Watch for the Helena Beautification Board at upcoming First Friday and other community wide events.

Out & About With The Beautification & Tree Board – First Fridays

The Helena Beautification and Tree Board had a great time over the weekend at First Friday’s – Helena . This event to be held monthly, is a great way for people to get out and see the beautiful city of Helena, Alabama, meet their neighbors and enjoy live music, shops and vendor booths and more.  This month our booth provided FREE face painting and we gave away 6 GIANT mums! It was a pleasure to meet everyone and have an opportunity to share about the mission and activities of our board.  See you next month!

Below are a few highlights from our participation in this  event:

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Board members at the Helena Beautiful booth at First Fridays

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Love the quote on the cover of our new brochure.

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Board members Gennetter Smith talks face painting and beautification

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Mums are an awesome way to beautify your home. We gave six of these giant beauties away to lucky winners

Lucky Mum winner

Lucky Mum winner

Where Are The Flowers In Old Town?

News story in the Birmingham news on the creation of the Helena Beautification board

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/06/where_are_the_flowers_in_helen.html

 

 

Helena Alabama Beautification Board Created

Link via “No Sleep In Helena” chronicles the election of the Helena Beautification & Tree Board

http://helena-alabama.blogspot.com/2013/05/weather-and-council.html

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