Saturday, June 14, 2008

over 500 strong at streetscape 2008

I've officially been deputized as a member of the Johnny Appleseed Garden Club.

It happened last Saturday at the annual streetscape event coordinated by the Youngstown Cityscape organization.

Now in its 11th year, over 500 people came together over the weekend to clean, mulch, and plant in designated locations throughout the city. Here's a pictorial review:

The central square was the main meeting point, with the gold flowers planted around the civil war momument celebrating the 50th anniversary of Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park.

The red and white flowers planted all throughout downtown commemorate the 100th anniversary of Youngstown University.

Here's some folks cleaning up the medians in front of Turning Technologies' new signage on their headquarters.

The ladies who deputized me were working at the foot of the Mr. Peanut bridge, near the site where John Young, James Hillman and Daniel Shehy was set to have met on June 27, 1796 at the time of the founding of Youngstown.

Here's the back of the t-shirt that was distributed to the volunteers:

and the front:

The trolley was shuttling people from the various points to the central square during the day.

Overall, 42 sites in the downtown, north side, and south side were visited by volunteers.

And finally, lunch was served with food donated with downtown merchants and others - including burgers served on Schewbel's bread, of course.

Finally, here are two videos of the entertainment while everyone was having their lunch.

see you in 2009.

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