Wednesday, November 30, 2011
New Decorations Adorn Wellsville's Broadway Park
Getting the spirit of Christmas started in one part of town was a group of people emulating the old Village Beautification Committee. Recalling the beautiful decorations the old committee used to fill Broadway Park with years ago, Councilwoman Rosie Goss announced it would be nice to try to do that again. Saying that the park is one of the nicest areas in the village, Goss recruited fellow Councilwoman Sue Haugh and together they started to get the ball rolling a few months ago. The Wellsville Revitalization Committee donated all the proceeds from their Village Yard Sale toward that goal. The yard sale was held in September.
Along with that very generous donation and with help from other groups and individuals the informal committee was able to purchase some new wreaths and strings of lights for the antique lamp posts in the park. There was only enough to get wreaths and other Christmas decorations for the middle park this year. There was enough to get strings of lights for nearly all the light poles.
The Saturday before Thanksgiving was decoration day. Members of the Wellsville Volunteer Fire Department turned out in force along with others to put up the decorations. The "Mayor of Broadway" Jack Smith kept a watchful eye on the proceedings. He and his lovely bride Garnett furnished the decorators with hot coffee, hot chocolate and brownies. Contributing to effort the Smiths donated the poinsettias for the flower pots on either side of the big fountain.
Goss and Haugh noted that hopefully this is just the beginning in the park decorating efforts. It is hoped that in years to come more decorations can be added to what was accopmplished this year. We would like to note that the group that accomplished this year's efforts are an informal group who came together with a common goal. Not one cent of village government funds was spent on the new decorations. It is just a group of folks way of saying Happy Holidays to all of Wellsville and all of its friends.
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