Thursday August 12, 2010

Local News

Thieves Steal Town's Colour 

Yarrow loses  20 potted flower planters in 2-weeks     

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arrow is probably best known to lower mainlanders as the funky little town they encounter while taking the quiet back road to Cultus Lake. Those passing through in the past couple of years will have noticed the array of planters which perk up our downtown.

 

Yarrow is probably best known to lower mainlanders as the funky little town they encounter while taking the quiet back road to Cultus Lake. Those passing through in the past couple of years will have noticed the array of planters which perk up our downtown core. These enhancements were added under the auspices of our local community organization but the initiative belonged to one young mother who scrounged the pots, asked local growers to donate the plants and watered them by hand until they were embraced by the local merchants.

In two years there has been but one small act of vandalism. Visitors comment constantly on what a positive change the plants have wrought. We locals take pride in the splashes of green that adorn what come-from-away might consider to be a teensy and shabby excuse for a town centre.

A week ago four of the plants were stolen. We townsfolk were horrified. This past Sunday night sixteen of them disappeared. We would like the opportunity to say that this project received no tax dollar support whatsoever. Those plants and their containers were visible symbols of affection that were appreciated by home-towners and visitors alike. We send a collective "Shame on you" to the lowlifes that would stoop this low.

Carol Bell, Newsletter Editor, Yarrow Volunteer Society 604-823-6324

 

 

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