Get out your gar­den gloves!

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

The judges from the Fleu­rons du Que­bec or­ga­ni­za­tion will be vis­it­ing the town all day next Tues­day, July 16th, from morn­ing to night. They will be slowly trav­el­ling down ev­ery road, look­ing in al­most ev­ery nook and cranny, count­ing up points for well-tended flower gar­dens and man­i­cured lawns. What will their find­ings show? Will we go up an­other flower, adding a fourth to the town’s three flower rat­ing, or stay the same? That, dear read­ers, is up to you!

“They will be look­ing at homes, busi­nesses, parks, ev­ery­thing, so please make sure your lawn is mowed and your flower beds are weeded!” said Marise Trepanier of the town’s Beau­ti­fi­ca­tion Com­mit­tee. The town’s new work­ers have been re­ally busy, putting in flower gar­dens al­most every­where you look. “They planted the big pots at the bor­der to­day,” said Ms. Trepanier. One day, when the town gar­den­ers had some free time, they worked in the gar­den of two se­niors who live in Beebe who are hav­ing health is­sues that were pre­vent­ing them from main­tain­ing their beau­ti­ful gar­dens. They re­ceived a bonus, that day, of a home­made ba­nana bread for their ef­forts! Soon they will be plant­ing a gar­den at the cor­ner of Wood­side and Prin­ci­pale, in the Beebe sec­tor, since gar­dens at all of the town’s en­trances are needed for that fourth flower.

Photo courtesy

Heavy rains didn’t stop the gar­den­ers, (l. to r.) Me­gan Sisco, Ca­role Hud­son, Mar­garita Be­tan­cour and Ran­dall Reynolds, last Thurs­day, from putting in this gar­den at the Stanstead IGA.

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