Commission seeks help for flowers
The Fairfield Beautification Commission is hoping businesses and residents will invest in the downtown beautification project by donating to the hanging flower baskets, which help bring the area alive with color.
According to Beautification Commissioner Nancy Morrissey, the hanging baskets are paid for entirely through donations.
“We hope that you find it in your heart and pockets to support this beautification program this year,” she said. “Your donation will be greatly appreciated.”
With the cost of metal basket refurbishment, the basket liners, the flowers and labor, the cost of each basket is almost $50.
The Fairfield Beautification Commission continually works to bring many elements together cohesively to make Fairfield a pleasing place to work, live and visit and “we strive to tie everything together to create a unified color palette,” said Morrissey.
Morrissey said since the charm of the downtown area can so easily affect Fairfield’s perception as a whole, the Beautification Commission is hoping Fairfield businesses and individuals will invest in the downtown beautification project.
Donations, with checks payable to Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce, can be sent to Morrissey, Attn.: Fairfield Square Flower Baskets, Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 945, Fairfield 52556.
In addition to Morrissey, the Fairfield Beautification Commission members are chairwoman Nancy Horras, Suzan Kessel, Nan Adam, Brian Messer, Mary Gomes, Karin Hauring, Katie Van Pelt, Lou Bolster and Gay Chapman.