Lewisburg in Bloom, a consortium of groups focused on coordinating and enhancing beautification efforts has recently been formed. The Committee includes representatives of Lewisburg merchants, garden clubs, the Lewisburg Foundation, the City of Lewisburg, the United Way, Lewisburg Historic Landmarks Commission and the a representative from Greenbrier County Parks & Recreation. The Committee hopes to enhance Lewisburg’s uniqueness by implementing recommendations of the America in Bloom judges who visited Lewisburg last June.
America in Bloom is a national beautification and urban renewal program which judges communities on categories such as floral displays, landscaped areas, environmental efforts, heritage preservation and urban forestry.
This year the Committee is focusing on beautifying the cemetery beside Carnegie Hall, where colonial hero, Dick Pointer is buried. There are also plans to update the Lewisburg Tree Inventory. The Committee is planning a fundraiser campaign to raise money to clean up and beautify this historic and important cemetery in Lewisburg.
During the 2014 holiday season, 50 double evergreen wreaths with bows were assembled by the Committee and High Rocks Program youth and then placed on City street lamps. On Dec. 22, a community tree lighting sing-along was held in the Center Green Space. Refreshments were provided by the City, The Wild Bean and The Bakery on Court Street. The Committee also sponsored a holiday window decorating contest entitled Illuminate Lewisburg. First place winners were High Country Gallery and Patina.
The Lewisburg in Bloom Committee provides a framework to bring people together within Lewisburg to combine the efforts of citizens, businesses, and local government for visible enhancements and community improvements. Your family, group or business involvement will benefit everyone. If interested call Shannon Beatty, coordinator of the Lewisburg in Bloom Committee at 304-645-2080.