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Millet, AB

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Pride and community spirit are two qualities Millet possesses in abundance. These qualities were once again evident with the creation of a 30 foot diameter wagon wheel of cemented spokes, rim and hub. Low growing drought resistant perennials were planted between the spokes. Each area planted with its own colour and the colours used were red, white, yellow, purple and pink. Resting on top of the hub is an engraved rock reading ‘Millet Communities in Bloom’ 20th Anniversary’, ‘1996-2015’. At the edge of the garden is a plaque recognizing all the contributions to this $10,000 project that included in-kind support. This garden site is located in Pipestone Park and close to a well used road making it easily accessible by vehicle or foot traffic making it an added addition to other gardens in the park. Groundwork for the wagon wheel was provided by Town of Millet Public Works. Framing materials were provided by Home Hardware at a discounted price and volunteers did the framing. Wetaskiwin Ready-Mix provided the cement at 50% cost. Pouring of the cement by machine with Parks and Recreation staff and Communities in Bloom volunteers tamping and leveling. Once the cement dried and the framing removed by volunteers, public works staff dumped soil for volunteers to level. Plants were provided by Arbor Greenhouses and planted by Communities in Bloom volunteers and Griffiths Scott Middle School students. Stepping stones placed throughout were made by Communities in Bloom
volunteer Stan Kroening. The engraved rock done by Stonewriters who provided the installation free of charge. Other businesses, organizations and individuals provided funds to assist with the project cost. All contributors are listed on a
brass plaque installed at the edge of the garden. All contributors were also recognized at the Appreciation Dinner, Local Competition Awards & Welcome to the Judges.


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