Wednesday, June 13, 2007

350 show up for streetscape 2007

The recent Streetscape event was a big success. Hundreds of people showed up downtown to plant flowers, clean up the gateways, and enjoy the summer sun.

Many of the participants have told me of their disappointment that the local paper of record did not cover the event. To the Vindicator's credit, they did publish this story a few days before the event.

Here's the t-shirt that was given to every participant:


10 Years and Growing

The projects were spread throughout the city, mainly along Federal Street, but even near St. E's and parts of the south side.


And the tools were ready for the taking . . .


Many flowers were planted in garden bunkers, especially along the medians . . .




And cleaning up outside what will soon become the Huntington Bank Building . . .


Local artist Bob Barko displays his latest creation in progress . . .


Working on the island at the epicenter on our city . . .


And after it was all over, everyone was treated to a feast of greens, pizza, cavatelli, and baked chicken.


While the hundreds of people were relaxing under the big tent, music filled the Central Square, as shown in this video:

2 comments:

Tyler S. Clark said...

Damn, if I had known there were T-shirts, I would have swung by downtown! We were working with the 5th Ave Boulevard Neighbors on the median planting and cutting back the trees between Crandall Park and Gypsy. Beautiful day for it, plus the rain that night; perfect event all around.

The Stage said...

oh man, if you look real close at that one picture, you can totally see my VPL. tres embrassment!