park pg 1 5-25-23

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Getting the beds ready for planting.
A whole trailer full of plants arrived, along with the newest acquisition, a water tank to take care of all the gardens. More photos Wed. night on our FB page: Putnam Town Crier & Northeast Ledger. Linda Lemmon photos.
Left: Artist Dan Durand prepares to install a custom piece of whimsical art. Above: Checking the diagram.

By Linda Lemmon
Town Crier Editor
PUTNAM --- Dedicated members of the Quiet Corner Garden Club didn't let Saturday's deluge bother them as they installed more than 200 plants in the newly recreated Providence Street Municipal Memorial Garden. The club adopted, designed and will maintain the garden in memory of garden club members who "have departed but live on in our hearts," said club President Elaine Turner.  
She added: "This project is one from the heart! Honoring the very founder and President, Mary Seney ,and all who inspired the club is quite meaningful. The Garden Club began meeting in each other’s living room with a maximum of 25 members. Today we stand at 120 strong!"
In a partnership between the Town of Putnam and the club, the town's pocket parks and small parks around Union Square, South Main Street and Providence Street are getting a boost. Parks are being "adopted" and renovated.
Putnam Economic and Community Development Director Carly DeLuca said $15,000 was added to the Parks and Recreation Department's budget for beautification.  


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