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Adopt a Flower Bed program well received at Cumberland County Museum

Cumberland County Museum and Archives volunteers Phyllis Blumel, Ralph Belliveau and Sheila Graham are among those thrilled with the response to the

AMHERST - Volunteers at the Cumberland County Museum and Archives are not letting consistent rainy weather get in the way of what is looking like a successful season at the museum gardens.

After a positive response to the museum’s recent “Adopt a Flower Bed” program, the museum will host its annual spring plant sale on Saturday, May 21.

Fourteen volunteers stepped up to “adopt” portions of the museum’s gardens, committing to looking after upkeep of their area throughout the year. Duties will include weeding, thinning out and replenishing the ground if necessary, according to Linda Reid, one of the volunteers.

“It’s a great idea because it’s a lot of work if you just leave it all for one person,” she said.

Reid said she volunteered because the gardens are an important part of the museum property.

“It’s the overall presentation of the museum, so it’s important,” she said. “I enjoy gardening besides, so it gets me outdoors away from the house.”

(For the full story, see the May 21 issue of The Citizen)

Organizations: Cumberland County Museum, The Citizen

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