Bridge planter project seeks donations, volunteers

By Herald Staff

JASPER — Patoka 2000, the beautification committee of the Jasper Chamber of Commerce, is getting ready to place summer flowers in the planters along the Patoka River bridge.

Patoka 2000 works to maintain this area as a beautiful entryway into the City of Jasper. The planters are spruced up with live flowers three times a year and flags are rotated at various times, too. Donations are accepted and it is this money that helps maintain these planter urns and the decorative flags on the Patoka River bridge.

In order to defray the costs of this beautification, Patoka 2000 seeks donations from individuals or businesses throughout the community. You may make a donation in any amount (payable to Patoka 2000) and specify that it is in honor of someone, in memory of someone or as a tribute to a cause. By doing this, you are able to remember that person, while admiring the beautiful bridge each time that you drive or walk across the bridge. Family and friends are encouraged to chip in together for this beautification project.

An ad will be placed in The Herald around mid-May, listing all of those that donated funds and the people that they would like to have honored or remembered.

In addition to the donations, Patoka 2000 is seeking volunteers who could give about one hour each week to help keep the planters watered throughout the summer months. If you can help with watering — or would like more information on how this is done — contact Nancy Eckerle at the number below.

Donations can be sent directly to Patoka 2000 (deadline is May 1) at the Jasper Chamber of Commerce at P.O. Box 307, Jasper, Indiana 47547-0307. If you have any questions about this project or about the donation, call the Jasper Chamber of Commerce at 812-482-6866.

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