Thursday, June 12, 2008

Where Did All These Flower Barrels Come From!?

"In April of 2006 a community workshop was held in Sidney Center with the help of the Catskill Center for Conservation & Development with hopes of improving the quality of life in the hamlet. With their assistance, we applied for a Micro Main Street Grant. Through the generous support of Senator John Bonasic, we received funding for the barrels and the flowers in the Spring of 2006. There are 36 barrels in all - 34 along Main Street and 2 at the Maywood Depot. My personal philosophy at that time was that with small steps of visible progress, larger things could happen here in the hamlet. Now in 2008, with the enthusiastic help of our community, I feel that potential has a real chance of being realized. This year we received a very generous donation from Steve Ross to help with purchasing the flowers - the Sidney Center Improvement group would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Steve and thanks him for supporting our cause!"
--Submitted by Jessica Farrell - Beautification Committee, S.C.I.G.--

About S.C.I.G.

Sidney Center, New York, United States
The Sidney Center Improvement Group (SCIG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, grass roots organization based in Sidney Center, NY. The small Hamlet of Sidney Center - like many upstate NY towns, villages, and hamlets, has had it’s fair share of challenges over the years. However, thanks to a group of dedicated residents who gathered for a visioning meeting in 2006, SCIG is now a thriving community group who's sole purpose is increasing the quality of life for all who live in Sidney Center and for future generations.