In 2008, the “Flower Power Committee” started a “grass roots” effort to beautify Main Street with hanging flower baskets on light poles and the Bell Tower in downtown Placerville.
How would you like to sponsor flower baskets on Main Street? Just think: each basket costs $200 to plant and water each year. What if you sponsored a basket by donating $25 to $200?
This is a project that is so welcoming and beautiful, we do not want it to end! The project has been on hiatus for the last two years due to the drought. This year, the City of Placerville will be supplying us with non-potable (re-used) water for use in watering our gorgeous flower baskets. We also will be partnering with MORE (Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises) to water these beautiful baskets every day (sometimes twice) and they love it!.
The beautification partnership is a collaborative effort between businesses, organizations, City government and individuals from the community that aim to bring color and smiles to historic Main Street. What better way to bring the whole community into beautifying Main Street!
Help Support Main Street Flower Baskets
If you love the beautiful flower baskets on Main Street, you can help by donating to support a basket. You can do it directly when you are downtown or online:
- Donate cash or checks: Write out a check to Placerville Downtown Assn or donate cash, put it in an envelope and drop it off at Placerville News Company or mail it to PDA, P.O. Box 2156, Placerville, CA 95667.
- Donate online: When you click on the donate button on this page (coming soon!), you will go to a secure site that will enable you to donate money to support a portion of a basket or an entire basket safely through Paypal using your Paypal account or a major credit card.
Don’t you just love the flowers on Main Street! Thank you to all our wonderful donors and sponsors!
If you would like to find out more about being a sponsor or obtain more info about the project, please call (530) 672-3436.