Through a generous donation from Citizens 1st Bank in memory of Gayla Mize and Lois Marie Bright, and a wonderful partnership with Dragonfly Nursery, the beautification of downtown Nacogdoches has come full circle with the City of Nacogdoches Main Street Planter Box Program. In 2009 Bright Co-op manufactured 20 additional small planter boxes for the downtown district to complement the existing nine large planter boxes. Through many generous sponsorship dollars the City of Nacogdoches Main Street Program has been able to continue the program to plant and maintain the planter boxes for the past few years.
“We are once again seeking donations from downtown merchants, businesses, property owners, and interested parties to keep this program in place,” said Main Street Manager Sarah O’Brien. Main Street is currently looking for sponsors for August 2014-August 2015 for both the twenty small planter boxes, and the nine large planter boxes. In partnership with the Nacogdoches Parks & Recreation department these funds help offset the cost of the downtown gardener position and allow us to maintain the boxes. “We get so many compliments about the boxes,” said O’Brien. “We are so thankful for the support of so many and our parks departments for helping us maintain and keep them looking beautiful.”
Main Street is seeking “sponsors” to adopt one of the downtown boxes. Individuals and businesses in the community can sponsor a small box for only $228 a year, or a large box for $380 a year. For more information or to sponsor a planter box contact Sarah O’Brien at 936-559-2573 or firstname.lastname@example.org.