Holley Garden Club adds flowers to Public Square

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 May 2021 at 11:25 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

HOLLEY – Debbie Smith and other members of the Holley Garden Club were out this morning planting flowers in 24 large planters on Route 31 near the former Holley High School and also in the Public Square.

The Garden Club has planted the flowers in the Holley downtown area since 2005.

Some of the Holley Garden Club member are shown this morning at the Public Square where they planted flowers and added mulch. Pictured from left includes Mylynda Kuba and her bulldog Biz-Kit, Denise Bedard, Beverly Whiteman, Dee Langfitt, Debbie Smith, Janet DeGraw, Jude Lane and Ingrid Lestorti.

Beverly Whiteman joined the group about a year ago. Besides the annual spring project, ordering and planting the flowers, the group of about 10 members gets together for garden tours.

“We have a good time and have fun together,” Whiteman said.

Ingrid Lestorti and Jude Lane plant flowers in front of the former Holley High School, which is now apartments and the village offices.

The village pays for the flowers. The Garden Club orders them through Kirby’s Farm Market in Brockport. The village Department of Public Works will water the flowers in the coming months.

Mylynda Kuba adds flowers to one of the planters. She stopped by last year when the Garden Club was working on the flowers and offered to help. She joined the group and she said she has learned a lot from the other members.

“I fell in love with what they do,” Kuba said. “We share plants when we have extras. They have a lot of knowledge.”

Dee Langfitt  gets a batch of flowers from the back of the Holley DPW truck. Langfitt joined the Garden Club about five years ago and is the acting president.

“I look forward to this every year,” she said about planting the flowers in the downtown. “We’re beautifying the village. It is so pretty when the flowers fill out.”

Denise Bedard spreads mulch in the Public Square.

For more information on the Holley Garden Club, which started in 1998, check their Facebook page by clicking here.