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 Flower planting underway 

5/23/2012 | Contact: Lindsey Whitt 343-7103
Mayor's Office

As part of the municipality’s preparations for the third annual Festival of Flowers event, as well as regular, annual beautification activity, more than 77,651 flowers and 1,453 hanging baskets will be installed around the city in the next few weeks.

Multiple photo opportunities exist. See a 2012 planting schedule attached to e-mail.

Anchorage Parks and Recreation and Anchorage Downtown Partnership Community Services (501c3) will be hosting a fundraiser “Festival of Flowers” for the purpose of building the Flower Endowment Fund for the municipal greenhouse annual flower budget.

The mission for the flower endowment is to sustain the flower budget with the interest from the endowment.  With every year of fundraising we add more to this account while celebrating the coming of spring and the unveiling of the flowers in Town Square Park. This year, the Festival of Flowers event will take place on June 1, 2012 from 12-8p.m. Free flowers for children, flower baskets will be available for purchase and music will play all day.     

The general public can invest in city of flower fund in many ways including: 

  • Purchasing flower baskets during the Festival
  • Foster A Flower  - Two large Lobelia/Marigold Baskets
    Foster parents receive a brass plate on the pole with your business name, website address or the name of a beloved family member.

All purchases benefiting the Flower Endowment Fund are tax deductible. Click here to apply for the Foster-a-Flower program. 

Attachments: Festival of Flowers poster and 2012 planting schedule.

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