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East Main St. Beautification Project Begins

Frankfort, KY, April 19, 2010: The Frankfort Beautification Committee announces the start of another beautification project in the City. This effort is taking place on East Main St. at the intersection with Versailles Road. A bed of native wildflowers will be planted beginning on April 22, 2010. Students from KSU will be planting the flowers and will maintain the site.

The project is a collaborative effort between the Frankfort Beautification Committee, the City of Frankfort, Bluegrass Pride, Kentucky State University, the Salato Native Plant Program, Crysalis Design and the property owner, Beargrass, LLC. The Beautification Committee was awarded a $1,000 grant from Bluegrass Pride to plant native wildflowers along an entry route to the City. 500 native wildflower plants will be planted by KSU students on Thursday, April 22, 2010 beginning at 9 am.

The Frankfort Beautification Committee is tasked with planning activities and efforts to make Frankfort/Franklin County an aesthetically pleasing place to visit, live, work, and do business. The Committee, under the direction of Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist Commission, has targeted 5 areas in the City for beautification projects in 2010. Two others projects have been completed to date. One, at the intersection of Versailles Road and Country Lane, was organized by the Country Lane Estates and Two Creeks neighborhood associations. The other project was completed at the intersection of Louisville Road and Lafayette Drive and was donated to the Committee by Inside Out Design.


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