This past Saturday was just beautiful, and it seemed like the whole town was outside enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. I had the pleasure of being out and about myself that morning as I joined the Girl Scouts in our annual “Project Pride” flower planting. Everyone had a great time as the youngsters helped beautify the plaza and business district by planting colorful blossoms in the large planters located there. Each level of membership in Girl Scouting was represented in our effort. Scouts from the Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador levels took part, along with their adult leaders. The scouts’ enthusiasm was apparent as they turned the soil, carefully planted the flowers, and gave them a good soaking. The particular flower selected for Project Pride is the dragon leaf begonia not only for its lovely pink and red blossoms, but also because it is hardy and will thrive through the spring and summer months.
I would like to thank the girls and their troop leaders for making the day so productive and pleasant. I also want to acknowledge Frank Sasso of our DPW for his expertise in selecting the plants and Kyle Schlemm for his assistance that day. I am also very grateful for the perfect planting weather.
Let’s keep up the good work by keeping “Pride” in our Town.
James J. Clancy, Sr.