LIB Carpentry Crew built 9 new raised planters for the CLG Garden
A Big Thank You to everyone who helped build the planter boxes this week.
The crew set a record for speed this year. Nine large planters completed in just four days. We started with 83 twelve foot long boards, 8 eight foot long 4 X 4’s and 14 eight foot 2X4’s. Cut them into 360 different parts and used over 1,000 screws to build the planters. That was a lot of cutting up and screwing around. And we even lined each planter box with a layer of plastic.
The volunteers were Joe Rooney, Fred Phillips, John Hanson, Marty Sechehay, George Temme, Guy Townsend and Bud Vai.
Go to the HOT OFF THE PRESS PAGE to see pictures.
Warren Golde Honored by the Delaware River and Bay Authority
DRBA honored the work of Warren Golde by issuing a proclamation that the Gateway Garden will herein be known as the Warren S. Golde Gateway Garden. DRBA announced the action during a small ceremony at the Lewes-Cape May Ferry Terminal Friday, December 20. The event was attended by Ted Becker, Mayor of Lewes; Fred Beaufait, Deputy Mayor; Dennis Reardon and Bonnie Osler, members of the City Council. Presenting the Proclamation to Warren was Tom Cook, Director of the Delaware River and Bay Authority. Also in attendance were Jim Ford and Veronica Faust, the two Delaware commissioners from Sussex County. Several members of the Lewes in Bloom Board were also in attendance as was Jane Ellan, Warren’s wife. The honor was a complete surprise to Warren, but as many of the officials in attendance stated, it was definitely well-deserved. A larger ceremony will be held in the spring when a sign will be installed at the garden. At that time, expect a big celebration!
More pictures on our STORY ARCHIVE – 2019 page
Spring is just around the corner!!!!
Lewes in Bloom planted over 23,000 tulip bulbs and another 5000 other bulbs (daffodils, hyacinths, allium, crocus, and iris) this fall. To help you visualize what colors Lewes will be in the spring of 2020, CLICK on THIS LINK to see pictures of the bulb varieties we planted.