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More volunteers sought for Geneva beautification

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 11:21 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 11:23 p.m. CDT

GENEVA – The Geneva Beautification Committee is recruiting gardeners of all ages to join in the final planting of the season.

New volunteers should report at 8 a.m. Aug. 30 to the corner of South Third and James streets, in front of the Geneva Post Office, to be assigned a garden location.

Volunteers already assigned to a garden can report directly to their garden and begin planting flowers that have been delivered to their area.

Volunteers are asked to bring garden gloves, pruning shears, rakes, brooms, shovels and trowels. Planting will continue unless there is a thunderstorm. If rain delays the planting, the rain date is 12:30 pm. Aug. 31.

For information on how to join the Geneva Beautification Committee, visit or call 4th Ward Alderman Dorothy Flanagan at 630-208-0279 in the evenings or the city’s administrative assistant Sherri Weitl at 630-232-7494 in the daytime.

Also to check the status of the planting, call Flanagan.

Entirely a volunteer effort, the Geneva Beautification Committee consists of individuals, organizations and businesses that adopt, plant and maintain gardens in Geneva’s business district.

Students and Scouts looking for community service hours can volunteer and receive credit.

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