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Let Turley Bloom! updates

“Where flowers bloom, there is hope,”
Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady

We have recently planted a flower bed at Cherokee Elementary School on the north side of the building in the new courtyard area. And we have planted a new planter pot and garden area at the Turley Daylight Donut Store. We are hoping to get a bit of donated land near the new creek project on 61st street and Rockford for planting a garden in that busy street area.

The State Department of Transportation planted several acres of wildflower seeds at the 56th and 66th Street exits of Highway 75, as part of the grant we received from the Color Oklahoma statewide program. Come spring those passing by "our exits" will be welcomed with beauty and hope. Planted were black-eyed Susan, coneflowers, prairie coreopsis, showy primrose, lemon mint, and Indian Paintbrush.

Also, we have started our planting with local businesses along North Peoria Ave. in Turley. Go by Mar-Kays BBQ and Fish House at 67th and N. Peoria and look at the new flower beds (grab their 99cent chopped beef sandwich while you are at it, not to mention my weakness, the Feast) that we planted on Saturday. Also across the street from there stop by and enjoy the additions to the flower bed at Shorty's Restaurant where we planted on Saturday also, as well as putting in a new Magnolia tree at both restaurant locations. What we sow now, the community will be reaping not only in this coming Spring, but as all of our public gardens in Turley take root, in about three years from now they will be at their prime.

We'd love to hear from many more businesses in Turley who are interested in seeing a beautification event at their place, free of charge, thanks to donations. You can send donations to Let Turley Bloom c/o Dr. Bonnie Ashing at The Living Room Church, 6305 N. Peoria Ave. Turley, OK 74126. Call her at 430-1150 to volunteer. Great way to meet new friends and make the world a better place right here from home.

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