Volunteers plant 500 flowers in York


You may notice Continental Square looks a lot brighter. Almost 100 volunteers spent their day sprucing it up.

Volunteers are out planting 500 of flowers and plants in more than 90 planters in downtown York, and it’s all funded through your donations.

“Being in an office building all day, when you come out and get some fresh air and kind of take a mini-break, it’s a nice touch,” said Kendrick Westmoreland, who works in the downtown.

The Garden Club of York is planting up to six different species in each planter. Downtown Inc. raised more than $12,000 for this project during Give Local York.

“It’s great to have the community’s support,” said Silas Chamberlin, CEO of Downtown Inc. “I think everyone recognizes how important it is to have color, vitality, and life throughout the downtown.”

For another part of this project, 200 bright hanging plants are spread out through the downtown.

“People who live downtown, they walk, they see the flowers,” said Shirley Thornton, a member of the garden club. “They say it brightens their day.”

Volunteers are needed to place mulch in tree wells and pick up trash in June. Contact Downtown Inc if you’re interested in helping.

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