Letter to the Editor

Woman says thanks for helping Bloomfield Park

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

To the Editor:

Thank you for the donations and planting of the Bloomfield Town Park flowers.

Thanks to the generosity of our local business owners and the volunteers who plant and care for the flowers, our Bloomfield Park is "blooming" again for all to enjoy. Also, to the town men who even painted all the trash containers red for us and for keeping the park mowed, trimmed, and trash free.

The following local businesses donated flowers, money, pots, decorations, food, drinks, ice cream, and discounts: Bradfields, Dunkerlys, Patty's Flowers, Flowers by Janice, Pamida, Dollar Store, Floyds Flowers & Gifts, and Dairy Queen.

Those who planted and are taking care of weeding and watering this year are: Gregg and Mary Witte, Carol Chaney, Tri Kappa members and helpers, Betty Stansfield, Kim Hughes, Jeff and Cheryl Shaffer, Bill and Marilyn Hughes, JoAnn Carmichael, Keith Hanauer, Nancy Hanauer, Laura Gillespie, Janene Hanauer, and Mrs. Linda Mattox and her second-grade class students: Daeyn Arthur, Erika Brown, Adam Dean, Brayden Deckard,Caleb Derouin, Haley DeVito, Micaela Eads, Cheyenne Higgins, Hunter Kimmel, Dakota Miller, Trey Moore, Jacob Myers, EnRico Rea-Goosey, Shaylee Skinner, MaLee Sparks, Andrew Templeton, Brandon Thompson, Jaide VanHenterryck, and Mercedes Wilcox. And Chris Hawkins for replacing the tree at the Gazebo.

Also, part of the money used this year was collected from many people and businesses that was left over from last year's published donations to the flower fund. If you wish to donate now or in the future to keep up this planting project in the park, please stop by the Town Hall during business hours. There will be a container and a sign-up sheet for you.

Please come and enjoy the park this summer with family and friends. We prefer no dogs and other pet animals, but if you do take them, please remember to also bring a bag and the necessary items to clean up after they make their waste deposits.

In closing, to the person or persons who stole some of the flowers, pulled out other freshly planted ones and just threw them and tore up several small U.S. Flags on the ground around the gazebo -- shame on you!

Thank you again to all those who respect and help keep the park a nice place to gather and have a good time. My apologies to anyone I have forgotten, please let me know. Have a great and safe summer everyone.

Linda S. Pullen