Downtown Beautification to take place Friday and Saturday

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MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Ohio- Volunteers of the Muskingum Valley Garden Society will be meeting this Friday and Saturday to help beautify the downtown area.

164 planters we will be filled with beautiful flowers to brighten up the downtown area. Next Tuesday, volunteers will be at the Y-Bridge planting flowers in 17 baskets. 

“It has been proven that any community that invests in beautification shows pride in the community. People are always coming downtown. Downtown is coming back alive,” Muskingum Valley Garden Society President Beth Brown said.

Timber Run Gardens have grown a majority of the plants used to beautify the Zanesville community. Due to COVID, the Garden Society couldn’t hold its biggest fundraiser, the Spring Garden Symposium. However, The Garden Society received a $10,000 grant from the Straker Foundation.

“That will help us with the irrigation, buying the plants this year and help us continue to do this. We’re just so thankful for the Straker Foundation,” Brown said.

About 10 members of the organization will be downtown each day helping with the planting. To learn more about the Garden Society you can visit its website.

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