The Aberdeen Beautification Committee (ABC) has partnered with the Safeway and Comcast and is working with the Aberdeen Parks Department to enhance the Flower Project. This coming Spring you will see these large hanging baskets beginning at the Olympic Gateway Center Mall, on Wishkah and Heron extending to Alder Street as well as the aggregate pots throughout the city.
These lovely hanging baskets would not be possible without our community’s support. The business community and individual sponsors have taken responsibility for a large portion of the costs associated with the installation and upkeep of the many baskets.
The Bloom Team is going strong again this year. This is a group of 16 to 20 volunteers that met on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at the Parks Department and from there, covered the downtown core area weeding, trimming, and caring for the plants in the aggregate planters, as well as picking up litter and cleaning up the sidewalks!
Flower baskets may be sponsored for $200 each. The $200 offsets the cost of materials and maintenance for the season – and citizens may choose to sponsor a basket in memoriam or in honor of a loved one.
The committee’s fundraising effort is now underway. Members of the committee have been contacting businesses, service organizations and reaching out to the greater community to assist with financial support to install and maintain the flower baskets. There is a tremendous cost associated with beautifying our community and because this is such a large and important project, we are asking for everyone’s involvement.
If you would like more information on this effort or would like to donate, please contact Bette Worth at 360-580-0019 or Bobbi McCracken at 360-580-7734. Please send any financial contributions to the City of Aberdeen Parks Dept., 200 East Market St., Aberdeen, WA 98520. Gifts of any amount are appreciated.
Sponsors for the coming year: Safeway and Comcast
Donations for the 2016-2017:
Travis Hoppe; John and Gail Quigg; Dave and Kim Edwards; Kay Frojen; Steve and Pam Earnest; Jim and Pat Stamateou; Ed and Nancy Liedtke; Keith and Lynn Kessler; Windemere/Aberdeen ,John Forrester; Coast Title; Harbor Physical Therapy; Karen Callaghan; First Harbor Real Estate; Mazatlan Restaurant; Rognlin’s’ Pete Shave, in memory of Herman Shave; Steve Reznicek, Dennis Company; Dennis and Donna Morrisette – in memory of Bea Morrisette; Joe and Carole Malik – in memory of Frank Garner; Ed and Joan Brewster; Aiken and Sanders; Truman and Ella Seely; Tom and Nancy LaCasse; Steve and Susan Solan; Renee Schrader, Eric and Mary Nelson, Timberland Bank, Gretchen Brennan, Mary V. Keinath, Kathi Hoder – in memory of Jerry Mills, Bob and Margo Shortt, Grays Harbor Vision Clinic, Doug Schermer, Anchor Savings, John Karnas Company, Harbor City Church, Jack and Trish Thompson, John and Trish Martinson; Aberdeen Eagles; Greg and Anne Marie May; Bryan and Son; Hanner Enterprises; Great Northwest Credit Union; Tom and Linda Isaacson; David and Joyce Melville; Aberdeen Lions, Dick and Judy Isaacson; Studio II