G3 has pretty much wound up its installation of a shelter house, with picnic tables, at Felson Park. It’s there for everyone’s enjoyment and if you get a chance, thank Sam Bowers and his crew who worked so hard on making it a reality.
Greening Greater Greenfield (G3), with the help of grant money from the South Central Power Roundup Foundation, is planning to build a shelter house, complete with picnic tables, for Greenfield’s Felson Park. G3 members gathered on Monday for a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site. Grant money is paying for the building but the concrete slab and picnic tables are funded by G3 earnings from events such as their annual Oktoberfest and Blues, Brews and Stews festival. Volunteers are needed for the project and anyone interested can contact Bowers at 740-505-0142.
A portion of the grant money went to construct a portable stage for G3 and other groups to use for events at Felson Park and elsewhere in the community.
Over the winter G3 with the help of area manufacturers, businesses, and organizations came up with the funding to spruce up the business district with some very attractive banners. In total there will be twenty-two banners touting our town, G3’s major events, and the folks who made it possible. Let there be no doubt to those passing through that Greenfield is a town where things are happening and the people care.
G3 and the McClain Chapter of FFA is once again making garden plants available to the public. The plants will be on sale May 4, 5, & 6 from 8:30 am til 2:30 pm at the Vo-Ag Building at the corners of 5th and Lafayette Streets in Greenfield.
This year the plants will cost $1 each with a limit of 10 plants and all proceeds will be donated to the Greenfield Area Christian Center’s food pantry.
As in past years, G3 provided the funding and FFA students did the growing. Also, the FFA has offered to plant flowers at the new G3 funded entrance sign at Felson Park.
For sometime Greening Greater Greenfield (G3) has been working on a form of community gardening project. For several years we’ve teamed up with the McClain Chapter of FFA and distributed free garden plants in the spring. Last summer we held our first canning and food preservation workshop and this month we have organized a “how to garden workshop” with OSU Extension’s master gardener, Ray Koch.
The event will be free to the general public and the emphasis will be on creating a small back yard garden to supplement your food supply.
For some time Greening Greater Greenfield has planned to install a series of decorative banners on the street lamps in downtown Greenfield. The banners will mark the major yearly events sponsored by G3 along with the name of the business or organization sponsoring that particular banner. The events include the annual Oktoberfest, Blues, Brews & Stews Winter Fest, and the Paddle on Paint Creekfest. G3 has been working with Jett’s Embroidery to design the various banners.
Several months ago Greening Greater Greenfield (G3) decided that Paint Creek was an important recreational asset for Greenfield and the area below South Street, along with Felson Park, deserved our financial support. G3 member, Sam Bowers, took on the challenge and with the aid of community service members spent a day cleaning brush along the creek at the beginning of the bicycle-walking trail. Felson Park also got some attention with a fresh mowing.
Sam has decided to use this labor source every Wednesday in the coming weeks to continue cleaning things up and maintaining what they’ve accomplished. G3 contributed to the effort by providing the necessary funding to buy a variety of hand and powered tools for the clearing projects. Steven’s Hardware pitched in with several free tools and discounts on other purchases.
The community can do its part by taking advantage of this resource for fishing, kayaking, picnicking, ball games, and so much more. You might even drive down some Wednesday and drop of a bag of sandwiches or some cold cans of pop. I’m sure it would be welcomed and appreciated.