Garden Club Beautifies Bethel

Garden Club Beautifies Bethel ~ By Wendy Mitchell

President of the Bethel Garden Club, Karen DeLeon, and crew came together Wednesday to beautify downtown Bethel by planting 80 window boxes. Beginning at 7:00 a.m. De Leon loaded up her car with supplies to meet 9 other volunteers downtown at 10:00 a.m. The 10-member team planted window boxes at Food Bag, at P.T. Barnum Square, the Post Office, Danbury Rubber Stamp and many other merchants along Greenwood Ave.

The group finished their day by enjoying a luncheon at Plain Jane’s.

The Bethel Garden Club adds beauty to the downtown area by planting and maintaining over 15 gardens and 80 window boxes. The businesses pay for the supplies and the volunteers do the “dirty work.” Beautifying Bethel is the mission of the non-profit organization that meets the first Friday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at the Municipal Center.

Another goal the club has is to advance general knowledge of gardening and the environment by providing funds to the library for a gardening lecture series and other garden-related events. The Plant Sale held in May is the only fundraiser of the year.

The club voted in their new officers on Friday, June 10 and are as follows:

President Karen DeLeon

Vice President Delores O’Grady

Treasurer Krista Fiorini

Secretary Joan Drucker

Correspondence Secretary Louise Crosby

For more information about the Bethel Garden Club email or call President Karen DeLeon at 203-798-8156 or kdeleon2@comcast.net.

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