Tuesday, 23 May 2017 08:00

Pincher Planters are getting ready to show their Canadian pride with patriotic displays

Written by  Demi Knight
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The flowers in Cenotaph Park are always beautiful. The flowers in Cenotaph Park are always beautiful. Photo contributed

Springtime is in the air, and as the flowers begin to bloom, the Pincher Planters begin their work.

For more than 20 years, this group of residents have taken to the streets to help beautify their hometown, helping keep the Pincher Creek community full of pride.
However, with Canada’s 150th anniversary fast approaching, Pincher Planters members are hoping to add some extra beauty to help celebrate the occasion.
Thanks to donations from the Elk and Lions foundations, the planters look to coat two bridges within the downtown areas with red and white flowers to mark Canadian pride.
John Hancock, president of the Pincher Creek Planters, said originally they had an even bigger plan.
“We wanted red and white hanging baskets around town, but unfortunately there isn’t much seed available. However, help from service groups has allowed us to coat the bridges and brighten up downtown.”
The Pincher Creek planters have been working every year through the spring and summer months over the past 20 years to keep the town beautiful.
Hancock has been working with this team for more than a decade. He said they’re still looking for volunteers to help throughout the next few months.
“We’re still looking for volunteers between now and September. We’re always looking for volunteers to help with these community events.”
 The Pincher Creek Planters started gardening work for the season May 10 and it will continue through until September, meeting every Wednesday starting at 6 p.m. at the Cenotaph.

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