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Western Pocono Women's Club receives Community Greening Award

  • SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Thanks to the Western Pocono Women's Club, the triangle at the intersection of Old Route 115 and Rt. 209 is a thing of beauty from spring through fall. The club received the 2010 Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Community…
    SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Thanks to the Western Pocono Women's Club, the triangle at the intersection of Old Route 115 and Rt. 209 is a thing of beauty from spring through fall. The club received the 2010 Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Community Greening Award for their talented labors. Some of the Garden Angels with talented green thumbs are: Left to right-kneeling, Carolyn Andrews and Sally Anthony; Back Row - Phyllis Christman, Pat Mackes, Linda Bryfogle, Darlene Beers, Pat Krome, Pat Walizer.
Published November 12. 2010 05:00PM

Recently The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) presented the 2010 PHS Community Greening Award to the Western Pocono Women's Club for their Beautification Project.

Evaluators of PHS visited over 80 nominated sites and recommended the Beautification Project of the Western Pocono Women's Club for improving the quality of life through horticulture with an outstanding public planting project.

The awards reception took place at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in Philadelphia on Nov. 7. Receiving this prestigious award were club members, Patricia Krome and Carolyn Andrews from Flossie Narducci, Education Activities Manager.

The Beautification Project of The Western Pocono Women's Club is an Adopt and Beautify agreement with Pennsylvania's Department of Transportation. The WPWC Garden Angels have been maintaining a triangular-shaped area, located at the intersection of old Route 115 and 209 in Brodheadsville, since March of 2002. This particular site was chosen by mutual agreement between the WPWC and Penn Dot because it is a highly visible location which is the gateway to the West End Community.

Presently the gardens have been cleaned up for the winter but a colorful autumn display was added for the pleasure of passersby.

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