Donations sought to help beautify downtown Medina with flowers
MEDINA – Downtown Medina will soon be ablaze with color when the giant pots of flowers are placed throughout the area.
Mary Lewis from Creekside Floral is head of Medina Area Partnership’s Beautification Committee, and she said they always look to the community to help cover the cost of the flowers.
It was about 10 years ago the Medina Business Association, which became Medina Area Partnership, started the project of beautifying downtown Medina.
“Asking the local community to help with the cost of these flowers gives them the opportunity to recognize or honor a loved one,” Lewis said.
Lewis explained a community member can sponsor a specific flower pot for $50 in honor or in memory of a loved one. Businesses can also donate to the project. Donors are recognized with a plaque on a pot and their name on an interpretive panel by City Hall.
The giant pots of flowers will be placed up and down North Main Street to the railroad tracks, and on East and West Center streets. Four hanging pots will be placed at the four corners downtown.
The pots are traditionally filled with petunias, because they can withstand the heat, Lewis said. This year they will add grass for variety.
Anyone with questions may contact Lewis at Creekside Floral. Donation forms are available on the Medina Area Partnership website at www.medinaap.org. The deadline for sponsoring a pot is May 1. Checks should be made payable to Medina Area Partnership and dropped off or mailed to Lewis at Creekside Floral, 509 Main St., Medina.
Donations of any amount are also welcome and are used to assist with other beautification projects in Medina.