Keep Kokomo Beautiful

The Greater Kokomo Downtown Association is seeking volunteers to help with its annual Keep Kokomo Beautiful project.

Each year, Keep Kokomo Beautiful enlists the help of volunteers to plant flower beds and baskets all around the downtown area. This year, Kokomo’s new basketball team, the Kokomo Bobcats, will help with the project.

The campaign has enjoyed tremendous community support since its beginning, said Susan Alexander, manager of downtown creative placemaking for the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance.

“The Kokomo community is known for its beautiful flower baskets,” Alexander said. “And the fact that a community of volunteers comes together to plant those baskets make them even more beautiful.”

The first day for planting will be Thursday, April 8, where volunteers will fill baskets to be hung later in the spring. Volunteers will meet at 4476 S. 00 EW at The Garden Greenhouse.

Participants are encouraged to dress in layers that can get dirty and are encouraged to bring work gloves, knee pads and their favorite gardening tools to each event. Participants are strongly encouraged to wear face masks while volunteering.

To register for Keep Kokomo Beautiful events, visit https://www.greaterkokomo.com/downtown/keep-kokomo-beautiful-1

The campaign is made possible through partnerships with the City of Kokomo, Howard County, Dave Lybrook of The Garden and Sunbelt Rentals.

For more information, contact Susan Alexander at 765-457-5301 or by email at salexander@greaterkokomo.com