Down and Dirty on Main Street

Axel Thurner, Chana Reed and Chris Wilkinson Mix Up Some Dirt on Main Street

Several hundred pounds of potting soil replaced some of the old dirt in 88 planters along Main Street in Lamar, Tuesday, May 1.  Members of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and the Main Street program combined their efforts and pulled weeds and got a little dirt on their hands while replacing some old soil with new in anticipation of Lamar Days the weekend after next. 

This Tuesday, Chamber President, Axel Thurner and Chamber secretary Chana Reed partnered with Shawna Hodge, Lamar Main Street Director and Chris Wilkinson, driving from planter to planter along Main Street and replacing the old soil.  There are a series of planters, usually in groups of three, stretching between Pizza Hut to the north and Oak Street to the south on both sides of Main Street.  Reed said students from Lynnee Schwartz’s 4H Country Dudes and Dames Dance Group will put flowers in the planters on Sunday, May 6, making ready for the Lamar Days Parade and weekend celebration May 11 through the 13 this year.  Chamber board members selected “Prairie Proud” as this year’s parade theme and Bill and Dottie McCaslin have been chosen as Lamar Days King and Queen.

By Russ Baldwin

Editor’s Note:  The article has been corrected regarding who will be responsible for putting flowers in the planters on May 6.  The original information mis-identified Lynn Schwartz and her Parkview Class.



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