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BCNA Will Bring Planters Back to West Hartford’s Bishops Corner Neighborhood

The Bishops Corner Neighborhood Association is hoping to have 18 large planters lining the streetscape this year. Courtesy photo

After a successful inaugural year, the Bishops Corner Neighborhood Association is planning to expand the planter program and is now seeking sponsors.

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The Bishops Corner Neighborhood Association (BCNA) is actively seeking sponsors to bring back beautiful flower planters to Bishops Corner. After a successful first year, the BCNA is once again leading the effort to bring a splash of color to Bishops Corner.

“Investing in the beautification of Bishops Corner is core to the mission of the BCNA,” said Bob Fressola, chairman of the organization. “Last year was the inaugural season for this program and we were so pleased with the level of support from local businesses. We sold all the planters we ordered in a very short amount of time. Their engagement really shows that the local community can work together to make tangible improvements in the lives of those who live and work in an area.”

This year the BCNA hopes to expand the number of planters that will be installed from 12 to 18.

Planters will line Bishops Corner and will be delivered later in the spring. This year the program will include fall plantings, keeping vibrant colors in the area through the fall season.

The BCNA partners with the Knox Foundation which grows the flowers and will deliver, water, weed, and replace plants as needed throughout the season. The Knox Foundation is a Hartford based not-for-profit that uses horticulture to train and provide jobs for unemployed Hartford residents who are in need of a second chance. The planters will cost $380 each.

To date four sponsors have already signed on to sponsor planters: Companions for Living, Whole Foods Market, Macca Plumbing and Heating, and Mayor Shari Cantor.

For more information on the program please visit the BCNA’s website, www.BishopsCorner.org or email [email protected].

About The Bishops Corner Neighborhood Association: The BCNA is a not-for-profit organization comprised of both residents and business owners who advocate for Bishops Corner. Our goals include beatification of Bishops Corner, increasing pedestrian and bicycle safety in our neighborhood and playing an active role in redevelopment projects. More information can be found at www.BishopsCorner.org.

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