CAMDEN — On April 29 a small group of Camden Garden Club members, dressed appropriately with face covers and gardening gloves, met at the public landing and went to work clearing weeds and debris from the Chamber of Commerce planters and the parking lot flower beds. The workers included club co-presidents Karen Cease and Ceil King, Debra Stokes, Mary Kay Hayes, Sherry Cobb and Susan Reider. They were joined by two employees from the 16 Bay View hotel. The team received many positive comments for their efforts from people out social distancing while enjoying the sunshine.
The club will soon be filling the chamber planters with colorful annuals, as they do every year, and the hotel has committed to mulching and maintaining the areas beneath the rose and lilac hedges for the remainder of the season. By the time summer arrives the landing will have an abundance of flowers and foliage for all to enjoy.
“The Camden Garden Club is committed to contributing to the beauty of public spaces in Camden, and we’ll continue to find opportunities to do so in these challenging times,” said Club Co-President Karen Cease. “We hope to inspire our friends and neighbors to join us in celebrating our town and appreciating how fortunate we are to call it home.”
Information about the club and its activities can be found on the website CamdenGardenClub.org or contact CamdenGardenClub100@gmail.com.