A breath of fresh air returns after a hot summer.
Whether you fell in love with New Canaan on your first visit, or you grew up here as I (Faith) did, and gradually realized that not all towns look as nice as this one, we in the Beautification League know it doesn't just magically happen! It takes money, commitment and volunteer time to carry out our mission.
Our membership does not have mandatory requirements to be a member. However, to achieve the things we do, we do need help from everyone in so many ways. From running our organization, planning programs, fundraising, working with the town, weeding, planting, and publicity ... the list goes on. Everyone has different and necessary talents. In working for a common cause, it's the friendships developed along the way that really make this organization so vibrant.
With those thoughts, we look forward to welcoming you back at our October 5 Kick-Off Luncheon at Woodway Country Club. Our speaker will be Jan Johnsen, author of
Heaven is a Garden. Karen Mactas will be taking reservations for Gloria. Program Chairs Carol Seldin, Margit Mills, and Gerda Smith have been super busy all summer planning the programs for the whole year.
Our newsletter editor Betsy Sammarco will keep you posted in our newsletter and e-blasts about the luncheon and all our events and when there is a need for help. Liz Orteig and the Travelling Trowels always need an extra hand. They have been busy all summer valiantly weeding and beautifying the post office box drop, railroad station, Vine Cottage, and Saxe Middle School. Please consider joining in for an hour to weed or to do more; adopt a triangle, arrange flowers at Waveny Care Center, work on a fundraiser, or help us prepare Lee Garden to be even more amazing after the house demolition. (There will be more Lee Garden to love!). We need you!
The dad of my 5th grade friend who lived on White Oak Shade Road, worked on a new campaign at the time, and coined the phrase "See America, it's 3,000 Smiles Wide". I think of that when working on the Town Hall planters, or at a triangle when people go by and smile and yell out "Thanks for what you do!". We are a group of "doers". Let's continue the tradition of "Volunteers Making New Canaan Beautiful."