Spring cleaning time in Boyle County

Published 6:04 am Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Advocate-Messenger
Despite the recent weather suggesting otherwise, spring is here and we’re happy to see so much spring cleaning going on around Boyle County.
Two community gardens were recently started — one at the Morning Pointe retirement community and one at Toliver Elementary School — and it will also soon be time for the garden at the Boyle County Senior Citizens Center to begin growing again.
The center’s garden is wonderful partnership with the Shepherd’s House intensive outpatient treatment program for former Boyle County Detention Center inmates: Program participants maintain the garden as part of their community service efforts; local seniors get to enjoy fresh veggies that traveled only feet to their plates; and the center saves money on food costs.
This Friday afternoon, community volunteers will get to work beautifying Constitution Square before the tourism season begins in earnest. When visitors stop by the birthplace of the commonwealth this year, they’ll see a new Lincoln Heritage National Scenic Highway marker and an amazing new tree stump carved to depict the early settlement days of Danville.
Out at Perryville Battlefield, volunteers have been erecting additional authentic fencing — $10,000 worth of it, in fact — to make the battlefield area look even more like it did when the Battle of Perryville was fought.
All these different efforts share a common thread: Boyle County residents care about their communities. We give our time and effort every year to keep old traditions going and build new traditions that break the mold, and we make our home look beautiful while we do it.
Winter has hung around for longer than we’d like, but the fresh changes of spring are definitely in the air, and that’s always a good thing.

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