The Prescott Journal - October 2, 2002
By Astrid Strader, Project Supervisor, Horticulturist, and Garden Designer
Being out there to answer questions about the water- front project was just one of the benefits of our bulb selling fundraising campaign (finished Sept. 30); Overcoming shyness to communicate with the public was one of the first job skills I learned, and it's still one of the most important.
But we also learned many people do not realize that this Youth Employment Strategy (YES) program is a training ground for young people to get as much on-the-job experience as possible. So, the Prescott Blossoms YES team thanks you for helping us raise $1,048.50 through bulb sales. We'll be sure to plant the free bonus bulbs we earned in our downtown planter boxes for some cherry spring colour.
All of the money will go towards planting shrubs and trees in the Prescott Heritage River Trail Arboretum.
Donating a single tree for special recognition is still possible. Come to the municipal office to see which trees are available for purchase.
You'll see some of us out over the next week creatively painting the concrete wall on Water Street just east of Edward Street, in Prescott colours - did you know Prescott has a very unique flag of its own? Keep watching as the colours sail in.