Main Street grant funds planters for down­town

Kent County News - - REAL ESTATE & BUSINESS -

CHESTERTOWN — Main Street Chestertown, with fund­ing from the Keep Mary­land Beau­ti­ful pro­gram, has added six pro­fes­sional-grade fiber­glass planters filled with fall flow­ers and grasses to the 200-block of High Street.

The Mary­land En­vi­ron­men­tal Trust ad­min­is­ters the Keep Mary­land Beau­ti­ful Pro­gram, an af­fil­i­ate of Keep Amer­ica Beau­ti­ful, in part­ner­ship with the state Depart­ment of Hous­ing and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment and the State High­way Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

A 2017 grant to Main Street Chestertown in the amount of $3,386 funded the pur­chase of the new com­mer­cial-grade planters — four large rec­tan­gles and two 24-inch squares — along with plas­tic wa­ter­ing cans that will be given to down­town busi­nesses and vol­un­teers who help keep the flower boxes wa­tered.

Main Street Chestertown con­trib­uted an ad­di­tional $580 to pur­chase pot­ting ma­te­ri­als and plants to prep and fill the planters. Main Street vol­un­teers Ellen Hurst and Bar­bara Slocum col­lab­o­rated with the Curb Ap­peal Com­mit­tee, chaired by Carolyne Grot­sky, to fill the planters with fall flow­ers and grasses.

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