Marigolds Planting Event On Main Street Postponed Until Friday Morning

Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2018 09:18 AM

The inclement weather today has put the planting of marigolds on Main Street on hold until tomorrow.

Barry Ogden, organizer of the Marigolds and Murals project says with the rain and threat of lightning they decided to play it safe for the 700 school kids who would have been planting.

Ogden says it is a go for Friday at 9:30 at the top of Main Street and they will need extra hands.

" We probably won't get the whole 700 kids because so many are going here and there, we will need more volunteers," says Ogden.

Ogden is also extremely proud of how this project has been received by young and old alike.

"We don't have a graffiti problem and we don't have a problem with children vandalizing flowers. I think that says a lot about our community and a lot of kids say the marigolds give them meaning and a sense of community and dignity," says Ogden.

The Marigold planting has been going on for two weeks and is expected to wrap up in another two weeks time.