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Volunteers keep Philippi Main Street alive with colors

Submitted photo One of the two garden areas at the entrance to the parking lot between Hank’s Discount and Pawn Shop and Lil’ Moe’s Restaurant on Main Street in Philippi.

PHILIPPI — Pink knock out roses were planted in the gardens between Hank’s Discount and Pawn Shop and Lil’ Moe’s Restaurant on Main Street in Philippi in 2015 and have been offering passers-by a bright display of color ever since. The yellow yarrow was planted a few years later along with day lilies and sedum. As with all the Philippi Beautification Volunteers’ garden areas, these two are cared for by volunteers.

Raquel Freeman and her daughter Glenda, members of the Philippi Beautification Volunteers, have been caring for these garden areas for a number of years.

Each spring and fall, the volunteer gardeners clean out the planting area and prepare the soil for the approaching season.

During the summer and fall months, the Freemans weed the gardens to ensure both an attractive and healthy flower garden.

Anyone wanting to join in the gardening throughout the downtown Philippi areas should message the Philippi Beautification Volunteers via their Facebook page.

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