“Gallipolis in Bloom” planting day


Staff Report



The Country to the Core 4-H Club took time to clear out sticks that had fallen from the trees in the park.

The Country to the Core 4-H Club took time to clear out sticks that had fallen from the trees in the park.


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Planting day volunteers assembled in Gallipolis City Park.


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Kim Canaday, a member of the Gallipolis in Bloom committee, gives volunteers their planting assignments as they arrive for duty.


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Lori Kelly from Bob’s Market gave the group of Planting Day volunteers instructions before they began their work.


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The entrance to Gallipolis City Park welcomes visitors with a variety of blooming plants.


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Ian McClelland and Adam Biehle are preparing the planters on the Gallipolis riverfront.


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Lori Kelly from Bob’s Market & Greenhouses unloads the truck of flowers from the greenhouse.


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Miniature sunflowers are featured in support of the people of Ukraine.


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GALLIPOLIS — Gallipolis in Bloom held its annual Planting Day on May 14 in downtown Gallipolis. Over 50 volunteers were on hand to plant flowers along downtown sidewalks, the riverfront, and in the Gallipolis City Park with guidance from the Gallipolis in Bloom committee and local expert Lori Kelly of Bob’s Market and Greenhouses.

Volunteers included members of Country to the Core 4-H Club, the Elks Club and the Gallipolis Rotary Club, garden enthusiasts, and others from the area.

Karen Smith, president of Gallipolis in Bloom, announced that the flowers for the 2022 summer season are bubblegum pink petunias and purple scavola. Miniature sunflowers were added to the floral display in support of the people of Ukraine.

Now that the ground planters are complete, workers from the City of Gallipolis will be placing the hanging baskets on downtown lamp posts soon.

Gallipolis in Bloom is also excited to bring back the “Yard of the Week” contest sponsored by Bougie Blooms of Bidwell. The group also plans to hold contests for “Backyard of the Week” and “Door of the Week” in an effort to celebrate community pride.

Sponsorships are still available for the 2022 season. For more information on Gallipolis in Bloom, visit www.facebook.com/GallipolisinBloom.

Information provided by Gallipolis in Bloom and Bryna Butler

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The Country to the Core 4-H Club took time to clear out sticks that had fallen from the trees in the park.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2022/05/web1_4h-members-1.jpgThe Country to the Core 4-H Club took time to clear out sticks that had fallen from the trees in the park. Gallipolis in Bloom | Courtesy

Planting day volunteers assembled in Gallipolis City Park.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2022/05/web1_group-1.jpgPlanting day volunteers assembled in Gallipolis City Park. Gallipolis in Bloom | Courtesy

Kim Canaday, a member of the Gallipolis in Bloom committee, gives volunteers their planting assignments as they arrive for duty.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2022/05/web1_Kim-Canaday-assignmentsA-1.jpgKim Canaday, a member of the Gallipolis in Bloom committee, gives volunteers their planting assignments as they arrive for duty. Gallipolis in Bloom | Courtesy

Lori Kelly from Bob’s Market gave the group of Planting Day volunteers instructions before they began their work.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2022/05/web1_Lori-Kelly-instruction-1-1.jpgLori Kelly from Bob’s Market gave the group of Planting Day volunteers instructions before they began their work. Gallipolis in Bloom | Courtesy

The entrance to Gallipolis City Park welcomes visitors with a variety of blooming plants.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2022/05/web1_park-entrance-1.jpgThe entrance to Gallipolis City Park welcomes visitors with a variety of blooming plants. Gallipolis in Bloom | Courtesy

Ian McClelland and Adam Biehle are preparing the planters on the Gallipolis riverfront.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2022/05/web1_planting-at-Gallipolis-riverfront-sign-1.jpgIan McClelland and Adam Biehle are preparing the planters on the Gallipolis riverfront. Gallipolis in Bloom | Courtesy

Lori Kelly from Bob’s Market & Greenhouses unloads the truck of flowers from the greenhouse.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2022/05/web1_unloading-truck-1.jpgLori Kelly from Bob’s Market & Greenhouses unloads the truck of flowers from the greenhouse. Gallipolis in Bloom | Courtesy

Miniature sunflowers are featured in support of the people of Ukraine.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2022/05/web1_Sunflowers-Hart-Final-1.jpgMiniature sunflowers are featured in support of the people of Ukraine. Beth Hart|Courtesy

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