Monday, May 31, 2010


Mike Pressnall of Wayne HealthCare and his grandson
plant a pot during Downtown Greenville Planting Day.
Photo courtesy of Roger Brooks, Darke County Photo Club
On May 22, over 60 people from businesses, organizations and families came to beautify downtown. With the early morning start, volunteers from BASF assisted in the unloading and spreading of mulch on the downtown tree boxes. From 8:00am until 11:00am on a Saturday morning people inundated the downtown to plant their adopted box organized by the Main Street Greenville’s Design Committee.

If you are in downtown this summer, check out the colorful additions to the downtown along with the rows of street poles recognizing the Adopt-A-Box participants. Children, parents, grandparents, co-workers, and friends all took part in the planting of the vibrant colors along South Broadway. “This program was designed to reach out and involve the community and to have an appreciation for downtown Greenville,” stated Mike Henderson, Main Street Greenville Design Chair. Throughout the summer the participants will be maintaining their box while helpful hands of more community volunteers water the boxes and pots.

This year’s program recognizes Miller Flowers, Greenville Rotary Club, BASF, Spencer’s Landscaping, Fresh Air Farms, City of Greenville Street Department and the Greenville FFA for contributing time, materials and or monetary donation towards this community project.

A great big thanks to the 2010 Adopt A Box participants: AAA Miami Valley, Advanced Eye Care, American Title Resources, Inc, Ann's Gifts, Beltone Hearing & Audiology Service, Brethren Retirement Community, Century Link, Chad, Lauren & Carson Henry, Christie Randall, Commercial Printing, Commissioners Haworth, Delaplane & Rhoades, Comprehensive Health Network, Daily Advocate, Danny's Place, Darke County Democratic Women, Darke County Farmers Union, Darke County Visitors Bureau. Dick and Debby Sodders, Don and Janet Weills, Edgetown Veterinary Clinic, Girl Scout Troup 31293, Granny's Corner, Greenville National Bank, In Memory of Howard and Dolly Marshall, KitchenAid Experience, La Maisonette House of Coffee, Law Offices of Jason Aslinger, Linda Stachler Recorder, Mark, Merri & Payton Niekamp, Mercer Savings Bank, Michael's Clocks, Mike and Debbie Henderson, Mike and Kim Bowers, Mote & Associates, Ryan and Becky Dynes, Second National Bank, Staff of Wayne Cinema, Sweet One O One The Haworth Family, Ted Finnarn Law Office, The Schmerge Family, The Wilson Family, Warner Chiropractic, Wayne HealthCare, Winterrowd Services, and Youniques

With people working together and having fun, great things can be accomplished-planting community pride one box at a time.

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