Over­toun will flower af­ter store do­na­tion

Perk up the park

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

Four hun­dred bulbs are set to be planted in Over­toun Park this Satur­day.

Friends of Over­toun Park are hold­ing a Perk Up the Park event to try and clean up the fa­cil­ity.

And Tesco Burn­side have shown their sup­port by do­nat­ing 400 bulbs and 20 packs of seeds.

The en­tire com­mu­nity is in­vited to go to the park at 1pm to plant bulbs and pick lit­ter.

The gift from Tesco was or­gan­ised by Karen Jarvie from the Burn­side store.

Friends of Over­toun Park said this week they were thrilled with the do­na­tion.

Chairperson Elaine Devlin said: “We have man­aged to pur­chase some bulbs from our fundrais­ing but this do­na­tion has re­ally boosted our sup­plies, its tremen­dous.

“Last year we had over 150 peo­ple com­ing to the park to plant bulbs and we quickly ran out.

“We hope more peo­ple will come out to sup­port the group this year and so 400 ex­tra bulbs will make a huge dif­fer­ence.”

Not only have Tesco do­nated bulbs and seeds but man­ager Mark Swan has also given the go- ahead for a group of staff to go down early to dig up the turf.

Friends mem­ber Eu­ge­nie Aroutchef said: “We can­not thank Mr Swan enough for send­ing vol­un­teers to help dig.

“It takes a lot of time and ef­fort to lift up ar­eas of turf in prepa­ra­tion for bulb plant­ing.”

Friends of Over­toun Park thanked Mr Swan, Karen, store staff and Tesco for th­ese do­na­tions.

The com­pany has sup­ported the group over the last five years.

Perk Up the Park runs from 1pm–3pm. Take your own trowel if you have one.

Re­fresh­ments will be avail­able.

Park life Friends of Over­toun Park hope vol­un­teers will help clean up the park for events like the fun day

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