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Posted on: July 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Flower Pots Come to Newington

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Flower Pots Come to Newington

The Economic Development Commission for the Town of Newington announces today a brand-new beautification program for businesses in Newington.  The Economic Development Commission has committed to purchasing ten 26 by 30-inch self-watering flower pots.  These clay brick colored pots have a 17-gallon reservoir underneath it in order to minimize the amount of watering needed for the flowers.  These pots are valued at $339.00 each.  The Commission is accepting applications from Newington businesses that are interested in entering their names into a drawing to be selected to receive one of these ten flower pots for their business.  

The Newington Parks and Recreation Department has graciously accepted the responsibility for filling the pots with potting soil and planting a variety of annual flowers in the pots.   Once the ten businesses are selected, the Newington Parks and Recreation Department will deliver the pots fully planted to your business or office front.  The businesses will then be responsible for the ongoing maintenance including watering periodically and replanting the following year. When these pots are placed all around town, it will present a uniform beautification appearance.  Examples of these flower pots are located in the center of town.  If the business doesn’t maintain the pots and/or do not replant them next year, the Town reserves the right to repossess them.  

Theresa Avey, Chairperson of the Economic Development Commission stated, “This is a wonderful opportunity for businesses to get involved with our town’s beautification program.”  She went on to say, “If this program takes off and we receive many requests, the Commission will consider investing more funds towards it in the future.”  Applications can be sent to the Economic Development Commission with attention to: Theresa Avey at 200 Garfield Street Newington, CT 06111.  The application form can be found on the Economic Development Commission’s website at www.newingtonct.gov.  

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, July 28, 2021 and the drawing will be held in the main lobby of the Town Hall on Friday, July 30, 2021.  For more information, please contact Theresa Avey via email at tavey@newingtonct.gov. The Commission wishes all our Newington businesses good luck in the first ever drawing!

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