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Mount Vernon Garden Club contributes to BPC beautification
BPC Director of Marketing
A recent $1,500 donation from the Mount Vernon Garden Club has helped Brewton-Parker College further enhance two visible parts of its main campus.
The areas surrounding the two granite signs that face east and west on Highway 280 have received a fresh assortment of spring flowers, improving the overall look of BPC’s main entrance.
“In a wonderful rural community like Mount Vernon/Ailey, all of us work together for the good of our community and our citizens,” said Dr. David Smith, president of Brewton-Parker. “The Garden Club has done just that in helping us to beautify our campus. We are grateful to them, and we are thankful that we reside and work in such a special place.”
|A fresh assortment of flowers has been planted around Brewton-Parker College’s entrance sign that faces west on Highway 280. The new flowers are the result of a recent donation by the Mount Vernon Garden Club to Brewton-Parker College.
Deborah Stephens, the current president of the Mount Vernon Garden Club, says the Brewton-Parker College project promotes the club’s foundational objective of beautifying the Mount Vernon area.
“As we have had and continue to have fundraising projects to achieve goals for various projects in the community, the Mount Vernon Garden Club was glad to be a part of the beautification project at Brewton-Parker College,” said Stephens. “This coincides with the objective of the club which is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening among amateurs, to aid in the protection of native trees, plants and birds, and to encourage civic planting.”
Among the different types of flowers that are now planted in the two entrance areas are the Pink Indian Hawthorn, the small Nandina, and various summer perennials. Plans are already being made for another planting of flowers that will keep both areas landscaped during the winter months.
Claire Johnson, a member of the Garden Club and the director of the Annual Fund and Grants for Brewton-Parker College, is grateful for the partnership between the two organizations.
“The members of the Garden Club are to be commended for their work on this project,” said Johnson.
|A fresh assortment of flowers has been planted around Brewton-Parker College’s entrance sign that faces east on Highway 280. The new flowers are the result of a recent donation by the Mount Vernon Garden Club to Brewton-Parker College.
Johnson said a local landscaping company also played a vital role in bringing the beautification project to fruition.
“We want to also thank G&G Landscaping for their help in making this project such a huge success,” she said.
Work on the beautification project began last year during BPC’s Thanksgiving break when the old plants were removed from both areas. The months following the old plant removal saw a re-landscaping of both areas and the subsequent planting of the new flowers.