2015-07-11 / News

Keeping up appearances a team effort


Coudersport Borough employee Beau Gross tends to a hanging basket donated by Gary and Diana Buchsen. The borough, local Girl Scouts, and the Potter County maintenance staff maintain the flower pots and other plants downtown. Sunken Branch Photo- sunkenbranchphotography.com Coudersport Borough employee Beau Gross tends to a hanging basket donated by Gary and Diana Buchsen. The borough, local Girl Scouts, and the Potter County maintenance staff maintain the flower pots and other plants downtown. Sunken Branch Photo- sunkenbranchphotography.com Downtown Coudersport brims with colorful flowers, potted plants, shrubs and other greenery that brings the business district to life and otherwise beautifies the town. There are a number of individuals and community organizations involved.

Coudersport Chamber of Commerce recently purchased a number of hanging baskets to display throughout downtown. The borough bought topsoil and basket frames before transporting some of the plants to the Women’s Residential Rehabilitation Center in Harrison Valley.

There, they were transplanted into baskets donated by Gary and Diana Buchsen.

High school students tended to the flowers, and then teamed with the borough crew to attach additional baskets to poles downtown. Borough employees water the baskets three days a week and Potter County’s maintenance crew takes over on two other days.

The Buchsens also donated ornamental trees a few summers ago. These are also maintained by the borough.

Flower pots donated by local Girl Scouts are located in the business district and continue to be maintained by that organization.

Business owners are responsible for weed removal adjacent to their properties.

American Legion Post 192 does its part by distributing and securing American flags that are put on display during the Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day, Flag Day holiday periods and on election days.

“Everyone chips in and does his part,” said Borough Manager Beverly Morris. “Coudersport Borough is proud to be involved, because keeping our town looking good benefits everyone.”

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