Local garden club adds life to Behrman Street

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Members of the Town and Village Garden Club dedicate the Behrman Street traffic island. Garden Club members are Linda Smith, Mickey Smith, Janice Gleaton, Delores Thomas, Nancy Stuckey, Patsy Mims, Laurette Street, Lib Rentz and Lynn Rents. DAN BROWN/INDEPENDENT

 A local garden club has helped add a little flavor to downtown Moncks Corner.
The Town and Village Garden Club helped plant flowers and landscape the new Behrman Street traffic island behind Southcoast Community Bank.
The beautification project coincided with the repaving of Behrman Street from Main Street to White Street running between the bank, the Town Depot, the rear entrance to Barron’s Department Store and the Heart to Heart Ministries complex. The repaving project was completed in the spring of 2012 and landscaping of the traffic islands completed in the fall.
Included in the beautification project was the planting of a Palmetto palm tree to anchor the island.
“To see community involvement in the beautification of the town is a wonderful thing,” said Moncks Corner Mayor Bill Peagler “Moncks Corner is a family community and when people come to visit they see that.”
Southcoast Bank assisted in the funding of the Behrman Street beautification project, all part of the continuing community effort to beautify the downtown Moncks Corner area.
“The Town and Village Garden Club wants to assist the town in any way we can,” said project and Breath of Spring flower show co-chair Linda Smith. “For the beautification of the town, anything we can do to help we are willing to do that. From planting or supplying the flowers or shrubbery, we’re willing to use our energy expertise and time to help.”
The Town and Village Garden Club will host their annual flower show scheduled for March 1-3 at Dean Hall on the grounds of Cypress Gardens. Other cooperating sponsors include the Belle Isle Garden Club, the Camellia Garden Club of Greater Charleston, the Garden Club of Otranto, and the Town and Village Garden Club.
The theme for this year’s flower show is “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.”
The flower show is open to the public with exhibition hours running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the weekend.  
Admission to the flower show is free and included in the $10 admission to Cypress Gardens.
Horticulture and design judging will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 8 to 11 a.m.
Last year, nearly 250 entries graced the three categories in a flower show that celebrated the 80 year anniversary of Cypress Gardens, with 194 horticulture entries, 48 design entries and five special exhibit entries filling out Dean Hall.

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