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Published: June 29, 2017 12:00 AM
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I'm very proud of the team that came together to make Malvern's Beautification project happen this Spring. We planted flowers in 42 community planters, eight hanging baskets on the bridge, and three community gardens. All this took a lot of teamwork, and I'm grateful to the many volunteers. Charm Woods, Jackie Contini and Jim Ludy helped me prepare the soil for the planting, and those who planted were Woods, Contini, Carol Brawley, Trish Meiser, Beth Meiser and Susan Joyce. Jim Cinson helped to hang the baskets on the bridge. The community flower plantings are a project of the Malvern Community Development Fund (MCDF), and all funds raised are used to buy and care for the flowers, and to support the work of MCDF.

Donors who sponsored planters were Carol Brawley, Ann Bake, JoAnn Gotchall, Jenna and Jack Frase, Joan Schmidt, Pat Wackerly, Bob and Betty Santucci, Judge Dominick and Cindy Olivito, Bob and JoAnne Cinson, Linda and Lee Faa, the Russell Family Reunion, Doug and Kathi Schmidt, Skeeter Richards, Dick Wackerly, Ted Street, Susan Joyce, Dave LePore, Jim and Charm Woods, Bill and Janet Steiner, Michael J. Hulit, DDS, Beth and Trish Meiser, Katy Wright, Jack Buettner, Anonymous, Sid and Frances Popovich, Patricia Cinson Tierney, Contini Insurance Agency, Gary and Beth Pearce, Robert and Sally Furey, Tom and Flo Furey, Al and Cathy Cinson, Patty Van Horn, Jackie Contini, Bob and Marlene Crowl, Larry DeDent, Twila Pottorf, Matt and Robyn Sprague, Lorraine Galay Baldwin, Thomas R. Mertz, Richard L. Smith, Dawn and Denny Oliver, Karen Wackerly, G.L. Auto Glass, Janet Wolfe, Barb and Nevin Crater, Rhonda Chiurco, David and Tanya Kryah, Rotary Club of Malvern, Shirley Columbo, and American Legion Valley Post 375.

Those who are faithfully watering the plants throughout the summer and autumn include Dana and Vince Slabaugh, Jackie Contini, Motorists Mutual Insurance employees, Malvern Library employees, US Bank employees, Skeeter Richards, Dick and Linda Byrd, Jessica Russell, Bob and Marty Reed, Malvern Postal employees, Ray Bobo, Jim Smith, Lynn Edwards, Shirley Columbo and Charm Woods. Substitute waterers who fill in for vacations are Alan Artzner and Carol Brawley. A big thank you to everyone who helped!

Karen Wackerly

Flower Project

Chairwoman and MCDF Vice President

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