Friday, April 30, 2010

Belknap Landscape Co. Community Service Continues on Arbor Day...

After a couple days of late April freezing rain & snow, Arbor Day arrives bright sunny and Belknap Landscape's community service initiatives continue.

Earlier in the week, on Earth Day, Hayden McLaughlin, BLC Owner, as a courtesy to the Town of Gilford, prepared and planted the "Liberty Tree". The Liberty Tree, a donated, disease resistant American Elm stands proud with new leaves just now appearing behind the Gilford Fire Station, near the covered Bridge.

The Town organized an informal dedication ceremony today, in conjunction with Arbor Day celebrations around the country.

BLC was invited to attend and assisted local Gilford Girl Scout Troop in hanging a bird house that the Troop members hand-painted and gave to the town, a really neat gesture...

The older Girl Scouts (Cadettes) Bridget Eldridge left, and Helen Jude on the right. The Brownies are Naomi Eldridge and Lucy Jude. Bridget was chosen by the City Council to read the Arobr Day poem.

Right after, in nearby Laconia, BLC staffers use live plants to decorate for a Sunday, May 2nd Lakes Region Zonta Club's Spring & Spirits fundraiser. BLC and other local businesses joined Zonta to help raise funds for area organizations providing services to women and children in need. Spring & Spirits will be held from noon to four at O Steaks & Seafood at the Lake Opechee Inn, including wine and beer tasting, hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction/raffle of items donated by companies from around the Lakes Region.

Our own Katie Mountain, Team Leader, BLC Enhancement
Division prepares the property for Sunday's Spring and Spirits fund-raiser.

Dozens of decorative plants will be raffled to benefit the Zonta Club charities!  

 According to BLC Owner Hayden McLaughlin, “The landscape displays and hanging plants placed on display by Belknap Landscape will be donated to the fundraiser as well, raffled off for the benefit of this worthy, local cause”. McLaughlin added, “Those flowers and plants will be a living reminder of those assisted by the Lakes Region Zonta Club members”.

We'll keep you posted on additional BLC community service efforts!

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