Volunteers ‘Love Our Byways’

The Chadds Ford Historical Society relies on volunteers for most of its activities, but Saturday was a little different. The activity then was more about beatification than historical education.

The society applied for, and with the help of Team Toyota in Concord Township, received a $2,000 "Love Our Byways" grant offered by the National Scenic Byway Foundation. Toyota Motor of North America helped find the grant. One of the things needed to get the money was getting at least 35 volunteers. And those volunteers showed up and spent three hours raking, preparing the soil, and planting along the front and side of the Barn Visitors’ Center along Creek Road in Chadds Ford.

According to Sandi Johnson, the event manager at CFHS, the group planted lavender, dwarf Hinoki Cypress, Patriot Hosta, “and marigold to keep away the critters. The idea is just to beautify the area.”

About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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