New con­test for new gar­den­ers

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

Ifyou’re in­ter­ested in mak­ing your yard more beau­ti­ful this spring and you’d like to do it for free, then you’ll want to head to the Stanstead town hall this Satur­day, be­tween 1:00 and 2:00 pm, for the peren­nial ex­change and tree give-away. “Peo­ple bring their peren­ni­als and get coupons for them, then they get new peren­ni­als with their coupons,” ex­plained Maryse Trepanier of the town’s Beau­ti­fi­ca­tion Com­mit­tee. The town of Stanstead presently holds a rat­ing of three ‘Fleu­rons’ out of five from the Fleu­rons du Que­bec or­ga­ni­za­tion.

The com­mit­tee will be giv­ing away trees on a first come first served ba­sis. “We have fifty oak saplings and fifty ash saplings to give away, one per fam­ily. If some­one wants more they can come back at the end to see if there are any left­over,” added Maryse.

To make things more in­ter­est­ing for new gar­den­ers, the Stanstead Beau­ti­fi­ca­tion com­mit­tee has a new con­test go­ing that will see some lucky gar­dener win the $100 prize. This con­test is open to peo­ple who put in a flower bed in their front lawn for the first time. To en­ter the con­test you must first take a photo of your home with­out the flower bed, then take an­other photo of your new flower bed when it’s look­ing its best.

New mem­bers are wel­come to join the town’s Beau­ti­fi­ca­tion Com­mit­tee. There are only four mem­bers right now and they are kept pretty busy with the ‘First flower bed’ con­test, the Mai­son Fleuri con­test, the Feerie de Noel con­test and the Christ­mas tree dec­o­rat­ing ac­tiv­ity. For more in­for­ma­tion about the peren­nial ex­change, the new flower gar­den con­test or join­ing the Beau­ti­fi­ca­tion Com­mit­tee, call Maryse Trepanier at 819 704-0660.

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Any­one putting in a flowerbed in their front yard for the first time will get the chance to win $100 from Stanstead’s Beau­ti­fi­ca­tion Com­mit­tee.

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