Flower Power is asking for your help.
Before we get into that, though, have you noticed the cocoa-lined metal baskets filled with colorful flowers that hang on the light poles on County Road in Barrington?
The baskets – approximately 126 of them -- were hung last Thursday just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
Thank Flower Power: A Barrington Beautification Project.
The nonprofit volunteer organization paid to have them grown out at Jacavone Garden Center in Johnston, said Sally Phillips, co-president of Flower Power along with Kim Anderson.
The group also paid Jacavone to have them hung. They are paying someone else to water the flowers every two to three days throughout the summer, she said.
The water tank and trailer being used to water the flowers was a purchase by Flower Power.
That gets us to Flower Power’s need for your help.
You should soon receive a pink tri-fold brochure that explains what Flower Power is and the expense of making the main street in Barrington look as attractive as it is for everyone.
“It costs us about $16,000 to $18,000 a year to hang and maintain the flower baskets,” Phillips said. “If you like what you see, please help us.”
If you have any questions, come on out to the annual meeting of Flower Power next Wednesday evening, June 6, in the parking lot of Brickyard Wine & Spirits on the corner of County Road and Waseca Avenue. The meeting runs from 5:30 to 7 pm.
“We started about 10-11 years ago when County Road was redone and the decorative poles were installed,” she said.
Flower Power would like to continue decorating the light poles in Barrington. It could use your generosity to help do it.