2016 Saugatuck Community Pride Day

Saugatuck Community Pride Day

83 Saugatuck Middle School sixth graders worked with Saugatuck-Douglas Garden Club Members to plant flowers in planters and window boxes around downtown. After an encouraging visit from Mayor Chris Peterson

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This year’s success is also due to terrific support and involvement from City Council, Public Works, SDABA, Pumpernickel’s, SCA, Wilken’s Hardware, Twin Oaks Inn and Van Til’s Greenhouse

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Cathy Carmichael, Community Pride Chair, tells students they are going to have a lesson on how to plant a pot.

 

 

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Jane Dreyer, SDGC President, shows her student how to "tickle" the roots so they grow better.

  Jane Dreyer, SDGC President, shows her student how to “tickle” the roots so they grow better.

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After beautifying the streets, all participants were rewarded with a delicous cookie and refreshment break at Pumpernickel’s restaurant.

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SDGC also planted pots in Douglas

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