Syosset residents spruce up the town

May 14, 2013 by  

With spring finally starting to get underway, members of Syosset’s Friends group held a cleanup and flower planting session last Saturday, May 11.

The group, RESIDENTS for a more beautiful Syosset, is dedicated to improving the appearance of the town, keeping it beautiful, and making the town safer. The spring cleaning and planting takes place each year at the Memorial Park Garden.

Every Memorial Day, the location plays host to ceremonies in honor of veterans, and a parade also takes place throughout the town. The garden is located next to the LIRR station at Jackson Avenue and Underhill Boulevard.

During the clean-up, members of RESIDENTS were joined by a team of volunteers. The clean-up portion of the day included picking up litter from the ground and pulling weeds out of the garden areas.

The other major activity during the day was to plant several varieties of annual flowers. The flowers brighten the appearance of the park garden and get it ready for the big ceremonies. The volunteers planted begonias, petunias, and marigolds, as well as a few other annual varieties. A total of 15 flats were planted on the day.

RESIDENTS were able to purchase the flowers through donations from members of the group. Meyer’s Farms of Woodbury also helped the organization out by donating several flats of flowers. RESIDENTS can perhaps make use of stationery printing to thank Meyer’s Farms for the generous donations.

The Memorial Park Garden is just one of the public areas that RESIDENTS maintains. The group also looks after the Jackson Avenue Community Garden and the Syosset Post Office.