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5/2/2018 - Third Annual Big Dig Event in Downtown Bangor – Saturday May 12th

Third Annual Big Dig Event in Downtown Bangor – Saturday May 12th

Bangor, Maine – The Downtown Bangor Partnership Beautification Committee and the Adopt-a-Garden program is planning their fifth annual Big Dig event on Saturday, May 12th from 9am to 1pm. The community involvement program allows individuals, families, businesses, and groups of all sizes to adopt and plant garden spaces throughout Downtown Bangor. This year, over 100 sites have been adopted. The committee is planning to have over 150 volunteers working to plant flowers, deliver soil and mulch, water, and make Downtown even more beautiful.

The Adopt-a-Garden program encourages people to get involved and be a part of the renaissance of art, culture, and beauty happening in Downtown Bangor. Participants choose a space downtown and design, plant, and maintain a garden in that space for that season. Volunteers are responsible for purchasing flowers and caring for their adopted space throughout the growing season. For individuals, groups, or businesses who wish to help but cannot commit for the season, donations and volunteers are also accepted.

Annette S. Dodd, Chair of the Beautification Committee and co-owner of the Rock & Art Shop in Downtown Bangor, believes that the gardens will make for a better shopping experience for customers: “Our customers come to Downtown Bangor not only for the unique stores and restaurants, but for the experience of being downtown. The more beautiful downtown is, the more customers will enjoy their experience and return.”

Questions about the program may be addressed to Katelyn Chase, Downtown Coordinator & Cultural Liaison for the City of Bangor, at (207) 992-4234 or katelyn.chase@bangormaine.gov. More information on Adopt-a-Garden is available at http://www.facebook.com/BangorAdoptAGarden.