Saturday, March 3, 2012

Before Pictures

As everyone knows, there are BIG PLANS in the works for our 2012 Sullivan Renaissance Project as we move up and apply for a Category C grant.  Next Saturday there are two big events going on, the first being the Sullivan Renaissance Annual Conference, which is being held just 11 days before applications are due for this year's grant program.  The other event is our "Second Annual Rock Hill Saint Patrick's Day Parade"...I myself am trying to figure out how I can be in two places at once, as I would love attending both.

A few of us went over to the site where the 2012 Rock Hill Sullivan Renaissance Category C Project (there is a mouth full) is planned to take a measurements, and to snap a few pictures of the property as it is now as we need before pictures for our application.  Seems a good idea to share some of those here on the blog as we tell the story of this years efforts.

Most efforts in 2012 will be put into the area kitty corner across from the "Trading Post" where multiple elements are being planned as the area prepares to play host to our "Rock Hill Farmers Market".   The small house that used to be our Tourist Information center will be getting a face lift, and some extensive landscaping is planned around the building perimeter.
The field is going to be cleaned up, graded, reseeded, with numerous landscaped perennial beds planned for perimeter areas, as well as two or three bird watching areas along the marsh/wetlands border area.

Right now we are seeking approval to construct a Gazebo on the property that can be used for various civic/public functions including live musical performances during our farmers market.  Other plans include a beautiful new Farmers Market sign on the front of the property.  Once completed, this new home for the Farmer's Market will have 19 permanent booths, with the ability to add in 10 temporary booths for special event days. 

If you or your organization would like to get involved in this year's community beautification project, would like to volunteer for one or more of our community work days please contact Gary at (845) 866-3783.   There is a lot of work needing to be done, and every work event is a fun time for all those involved.

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