A great success! Good turnout, dry, warm weather and lots of volunteers, music and free food!
Lynni Miller’s brilliant idea saw a good number of the community turn out and work hard to complete the garden. There is still much to be done, but the majority of the work is complete.
As the pictures show, everyone had a great time and will have a great day to remember. Due to the lateness of dry weather, the rose garden area was not prepared and it was decided to give the roses a better chance by properly preparing the beds.
Now we can start on the Memorial phase of this project. Yes, always more to do! But then, if not, we would have to disband! The town of Shasta Lake can give themselves a great big hand for the terrific work done yesterday. A visible reminder of the “can do” spirit that founded this town.
Saturday morning on Shasta Dam Boulevard was the scene of a major promotional effort by the Shasta Lake Garden Project to complete the planting phase of its Community Memorial Park.
To this end, some 70 volunteers from businesses throughout the community showed up with rakes, shovels, and wheelbarrows to plant 150 shrubs and trees in one day. Luckily, the weather was perfect – sunny and not too hot. Music to plant by was provided by Mike Rader, an active supporter of community benefit events. Pizza for the hardworking volunteers was donated by Pizza Factory and Boomtown Pizza. Drinks were donated by Farmers Market.
Many other businesses also contributed cash or materials to help with the project. Creekside Gardens graded and prepared the area for planting and installed an irrigation system. Rico Montenegro, a certified horticulturist and arborist consultant, arranged the trees and shrubs in their planting locations.
At the end of the day, the newly planted garden was a lovely sight to behold. Everyone who participated in this project should be proud of their accomplishment. It’s a wonderful example of the community pulling together to make things happen.