SEA CLIFF BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE HOLDS SECOND ANNUAL SPRING FLING FUNDRAISER
April 17, 2016 -- Scores of residents turned out for the Sea Cliff Beautification Committee's second annual "Spring Mixer" this past Friday evening at the Metropolitan Bistro. With Bill Long, owner of the restaurant, offering a delicious assortment of complimentary hors d'oeuvres, fling goers schmoozed and learned about the many services the Beautification Committee volunteers provide in preserving and enhancing the Village's natural beauty and charm.
"Through their tireless efforts," said event organizer Sue Giordano acknowledging the Beautification Committee members, "all of these people have made this village such a beautiful place to live in." She then spoke of the various activities of the Committee from planting bulbs to adorning light poles with flower baskets during warm weather months and wreaths during the holiday season, and encouraged attendees to continue supporting the group's efforts
Sea Cliff Village Trustee Dina Epstein, who serves as the board's liaison to the Sea Cliff Waterfront Environmental Committee then spoke of the declining Monarch butterfly population and encouraged audience members to buy milkweed at the Beautification Committee's plant sale later this month. The nectar of the lovely flowering plant attracts the royal insects.
The Sea Cliff Beautification Committee is a private not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to designing, planting and maintaing the parks and public spaces within the village. The group
- plants thousands of spring blooming bulbs each fall
- plants flowering annuals and prennials in all the parks and planters around town, as well as in the planters in front of village hall and both the children's and adult libraries.
- hosts weekly pruning sessions
- recruits chaperones to oversee individual parks
- purchases the baskets of flowers which hang on the light poles in the business district all summer and fall as well as the live wreaths and lights and make the bows that adorn business district during the holidays
- routinely adds trees and shrubs to the parks
- annually donates gardening reference books t teh adult and children's libraries.
- makes recommendations to the Village Public Works Department for the maintenance of the parks
- creates mulched beds around shrubs to give nutrients back to plantings
- plans and hosts the "Secret Garden Tour"
- hosts Arbor Day with the second grade class of Sea Cliff Elementary School
- holds an annual plant sale each spring
The Beautification Committee's meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of the month in the basement of St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
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