Springfield Blooms!

August 2, 2013 in Community Development by Jen

Early this morning before most of us had even made it out the door, the Springfield Public Works crew was hard at work.

The crew was quick to make sure most people driving through town would not even know any damage had been done during the night. The vandals who desecrated the flowers along Main Street will surely be disappointed when they wake up and see that everything appears to be normal and beautiful once again.

So, this is a shout-out to the crew members and Town of Springfield. To the folks who often hear about problems and rarely receive the call saying ‘thanks- you did a great job’, I hope you’re listening now.

[Update: It has come to our attention that along with the Town crew, there was at least one citizen, and probably more, who sprang into action early this morning. We think that makes this story all the better- the community working together, claiming their space and doing what needs doing. Kind of makes us all tingly. If you or someone you know was involved, please let us know so we can acknowledge you personally! (and... Thank you!)]

Main Street restored

Only shadows of the dirt piles remain

Flowers on Main Street replanted

Flowers repottedExit sign at Springfield bank

Let’s Celebrate!

To celebrate this Springfield spirit, we’ll be showcasing people’s favorite examples of how ‘Springfield Blooms’. Send pictures of a favorite garden, pretty flowers, or other images that demonstrate this spirit in bloom. You can email .jpg files to 802eureka@gmail.com or via our brand new Facebook page.  Be sure to include your name so you can get full credit for all submissions!

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
– Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope


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