NEWPORT — A few years back Penny Thomas went door-to-door seeking money to kickstart a beautification program in Newport City. Now, the Newport City Renaissance Corporation (NCRC) is overseeing the project, and they are seeking community sponsors to continue to keep the project going.
NCRC is happy to present The Newport City Flower Pot Program. The project, spearheaded by Penny Thomas, began with hanging flower baskets on Main Street and has expanded across Veteran’s Memorial Bridge and East Main Street. The concrete urns full of flowers on the Causeway and the street-level whiskey barrels on Main Street are also part of this beautification program.
Thomas grew the program to its current size, and in 2015, passed the torch to NCRC. NCRC’s Design Committee gladly accepted the task of overseeing the flowers.
NCRC is now seeking local support to continue the program into the future.
Each flower pot is valued at $180.00, which covers spring set-up, summer-long watering and fertilizing, and annual equipment maintenance.
NCRC welcomes those interested to sponsor a flower pot or multiple pots to help out. Simple donations of any amount are also welcome.
Donations can be made online, by mail, or in person.
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