This week, we were happy to run a picture of Colton LeBoeuf and Jennifer Ridley, both 10, of the Arlington School in St. Johnsbury. They were working in what will be a flower garden in front of their school this spring.

The school has adopted School Street, as encouraged by the Beautification Committee, to help improve the streets of St. Johnsbury.

It seems there will be 87 narcissus and tulip bulbs planted in all - one for every pupil at the Arlington School. Aubuchon Hardware donated topsoil and Elliott's Greenhouse donated the bulbs.

We're happy to report the students will also plant a row of sunflowers in the spring.

We applaud LeBoeuf, Ridley and all the Arlington pupils, local businesses and members of the Beautification Committee involved in such efforts to help St. Johnsbury.

This action will certainly improve our streets next year. And we hope it's a sign of good things to come in the next century. We sadly remember a time when it seemed the good work of the St. Johnsbury Beautification Committee was being undone by vandals. It's so important to have youngsters involved in efforts to beautify our community. If members of the younger generation have pride in their town and a stake in beautification, they will have a good lesson to teach certain adults now and in the years ahead.

Copyright 1998

The Caledonian-Record


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