Evaluators visited 89 nominated site across the tri-state area (PA, NJ, DE) and have recommended the Genesee Township Beautification Project for this prestigious award. In the little town of Genesee, there has been an initiative to beautify our town while memorializing loved ones of our community.
Lori Wood offered to donate hand painted plaques in exchange for donations to make the project happen. Fassett Lane Building Supply gave us great deals on the supplies we needed. Men from the Solid Rock Church in Hickox constructed the flower boxes, & community volunteers stained them. D&R Stove Sales donated the soil & fertilizer for the boxes. The Genesee Township guys built & installed cement slabs & placed the boxes on them. And many residents “adopted” boxes by planting & nurturing the lovely flowers throughout the summer.
Generations of an entire community came together to support, encourage and help each other with this project that changed the appearance of our small town. It brought us all closer together. The memorial plaques on the flower boxes reminded us of who we are.
This community project turned into much more than just a visual beauty. It has shown those who pass through our town how much we care. It has shown us all what beauty lies within the people who live here in Genesee.
For the Community Greening Award, Judges evaluated the sites in July and August based on plant variety, design, use of space and horticultural practices. The diverse list of winning sites include: Brighton Heights Corridor, Pittsburgh, PA; Columbus Park, Philadelphia, PA; Wilmington Urban Farm, Wilmington , Delaware & GENESEE TOWNSHIP!
Genesee Township will be proudly represented at an awards ceremony hosted by Mrs. Corbett at the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg on Dec. 3, 2012.