2018-06-28 / Front Page

Community Cleans Up For Fulton County In Bloom

By Cassidy Pittman
STAFF WRITER


Located just outside McConnellsburg Boro limits on Great Cove Road, TMS Excavating participates in this year’s Fulton County in Bloom to “bulldoze” its way to a brighter and more colorful community. To visit it and other county business FCIB displays, check out the Fulton County In Bloom Facebook page. Located just outside McConnellsburg Boro limits on Great Cove Road, TMS Excavating participates in this year’s Fulton County in Bloom to “bulldoze” its way to a brighter and more colorful community. To visit it and other county business FCIB displays, check out the Fulton County In Bloom Facebook page. Last Tuesday evening a small group of community members gathered together to do some sidewalk cleanup along Lincoln Way from First through Third streets in downtown Mc- Connellsburg. It all started when resident and small business owner Lin Henry posted a message on the Fulton County in Bloom Facebook page, calling all do-gooders to bring gloves, gardening tools, and a willingness to beautify.

The evening was spent pulling weeds and picking up debris from the earth boxes that are home to the sidewalk’s trees. The volunteers also planted new flowers, trimmed trees, and assisted with repainting a doorway to the old sign-maker storefront, located near the corner of Lincoln Way West and Second Street (Route 522).

All the work is part of a community beautification project called Fulton County in Bloom. The two-week festival is encouraging all Fulton County residents to plant flowers in representation of family members, pets, loved ones, etc. Already several local businesses, churches and local government offices have started to display their flowers in hopes of rallying participation.

These include but are not limited to: St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, The Mc- Connellsburg Volunteer Fire Co., Burnt Cabins Gristmill, Fulton County commissioners and Domestic Relations offices, TMS Excavating, Licking Creek Township, Todd Township, The Fulton County Conservation District, Community State Bank, and BB&T Bank.

Along with displaying flowers on porches and nearest public roadways, community members are welcome to attach cans of planted seeds or flowers to the black chain-link fence located at the corner of Lincoln Way East and South Second Street (Route 522), right beside Snyder’s Insurance.

Children’s Day of the two-week festival is scheduled for July 7 from noon to 2 p.m., at the Fulton County Library in Mc- Connellsburg. Children will have the opportunity to participate in face painting, flower power arts and crafts, snacks, games, music, story time with a local faery, and much more!

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