It is a program that promotes urban beautification and participation of citizens which has been a huge success in countries around the world for more than 50 years! It is a rare opportunity for Hummelstown.
A team of judges from ‘America in Bloom’ will visit Hummelstown June 21 and 22, to check out our beautiful town. Not everybody gets this opportunity. We will be judged in friendly competition against other towns our size in several categories: floral displays, landscape areas, environmental efforts and historical preservation. The objectives are to build civic pride, increase community involvement, improve economic well being and bring residents together to work on a common goal, making our town the best that it can be!
This is a perfect opportunity for every Hummelstown resident to be involved in the final product. What can the residents of Hummelstown do to help? Look around your property; maybe it’s as simple as cleaning the curb and sidewalk in front of your home. Pull the weeds; clean dead leaves and debris from your flower beds. Take advantage of the chipping program available through the Borough. Prune dead trees and remove dead annuals.
Street cleaning will be done in an organized fashion. If you can help when the call comes, pitch in for an hour or two. Assistance will be offered to citizens who may have problems doing the physical work but who would like to join in the ‘spruce up’.
Add some color to your porch with baskets, planters or the colorful bunting which is now available at ‘Down A Country Road’ for only $10.00. Window boxes and colorful garden flags could work as well!
An organized clean-up will be spear headed by Councilman Joe Simonetti and Mr. Jay Stanton is taking the lead on the America in Bloom project. Watch for further information and announcements that will be published in the local press. Signs will be forthcoming. Information is posted on the website: http://www.hummelstown250.com. Be ready to help out in the days ahead.
We are fortunate to have ’Amercia in Bloom’ in Hummelstown sponsored by Giant Foods.
This will be the start of something wonderful!