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It’s time to turn the artPARK green

| May 22, 2017

COSHOCTON – The America in Bloom Judges are coming to Coshocton at the end of June. The Pomerene Center for the Arts has teamed up with Coshocton is Blooming to finalize planting in the artPARK. While the committee members take many different factors into consideration while judging, there is one thing they look at particularly close – community volunteer involvement.

Volunteers are the key to the sustainability of any community project, such as the artPARK, and the judges know that. Community initiatives are about people coming together to be the change they want to see in their community, and Coshocton has the chance of a lifetime to make a difference with the development of this new space. The long-term concept of the artPARK grounds is to be low-maintenance with all the plants being drought-resistant and never in need of mowing with turf weeds being the ground coverage. While the long-term sustainability of the artPARK will be virtually maintenance free, from now until the plants are strong enough to live on their own, a lot of help is needed.

What is needed are commitments of three hours per week from volunteer community members in the evenings throughout the week and on Saturday mornings. Your time will be spent in the new artPARK planting, watering, and caring for the new growth. The Pomerene Center already has had help from high school students across the county and from local talents like Johnny Dotson who have shown up time after time and worked so very hard to make sure this beautiful new space will carry on for many years to come.

Call the Pomerene Center for the Arts at 740-622-0326, e-mail pomerenearts.com, or stop in at 317 Mulberry St. to sign up to help. When posting on social media use the hashtag #timetoturntheartPARKgreen.

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