Spring Cleaning

Millet Communities in Bloom reaches the twenty year mark

Millet In Bloom volunteers hard at work.

Millet In Bloom volunteers hard at work.

Alberta’s spring has finally arrived, and Millet in Bloom is hard at work!

2015 is Millet in Bloom’s 20th anniversary, and they want to make this their best year yet. There is lots to do.

Carol Sadoroszney has been the Chairperson for Millet in Bloom for over 15 years. As a participant in the Communities in Bloom competition since 1996, Millet has won dozens of provincial, national, and international awards for heritage conservation, landscaping, floral displays, parks, and community involvement. In 2001, Millet was dubbed the, “Prettiest Little Town in Canada!”

After Canada’s national garbage clean up week at the end of April, now is the time to get out and help make Millet beautiful for summer, and there are many volunteer opportunities available.

Millet in Bloom holds spring and summer work bees every year, which start on May the 7th, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm. “On average, we only have about 7 – 8 volunteers come out every Thursday during work bee season,” says Mrs. Sadoroszney. More volunteers are especially needed during this special year to help tidy and clean up the town through planting, landscaping, floral displays, murals and monuments, tending trees and lawns, and much more. One main project this summer will be to build a wagon wheel monument near Millet’s splash park as a thanks to all who have contributed to Millet in Bloom. If you’re interested in volunteering, project locations will vary each week and can be found on the door to the Town Administration Office. Gardening and landscaping tools will be provided, but there may not be enough for everyone each week so it is recommended that you bring your own if you have them.

“All ages are welcome to come out and contribute! We’d love for more of the community to come out to these work bees to make Millet’s tidiness a community effort. It would be a great opportunity for stay-at-home moms to come and help out along with their young ones, and we are especially in need of younger people for their ability to work quickly!” says Mrs. Sadoroszney. If you’re looking to serve the community while attaining volunteer experience this summer, working with Millet in Bloom is the perfect opportunity! “It’s not all about working hard, it’s about fun and conversation, and coming together as a community. Everyone can do their part, even if it’s just cleaning up garbage around town or on your street.”

On July 28th at 6:30 pm, Millet in Bloom will be holding their 20th Annual Appreciation Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the Millet Agriplex Banquet Hall with a banquet, a powerpoint presentation of spring and summer projects, volunteer recognition and awards, prizes, and information about Millet in Bloom’s programs such as adopting trees or gardens and dedicating memorial rose bushes or benches. Tickets for the event are on sale for $20 at the Town Office. Take a look at Millet in Bloom’s May/June newsletter on the Town of Millet website for more information on contests and competitions, sales, and other events through the spring season.

If you have any questions or would like to get involved, contact Carol Sadoroszney at (780) 216 – 1378 or simply show up at a work bee. This Spring, let’s work together to keep our town the “Prettiest Little Town in Canada” and “The Pride of Alberta!”

 

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