The Dell Rapids Garden Club spent one summer afternoon placing flowers in the 11 planters at the main city park. The club has purchased, planted and maintained the planters for over 20 years as part of a beautification project for the city of Dell Rapids. But it can be a time consuming task since the club takes the time to water these planters three times a week. However, one club member explained, “We want to share our joy of planting and growing flowers with the city.”
Sadly there have recently been problems with this project … vandalism! Twice in the two weeks since the flowers were planted, several plants have been pulled out and thrown. This week the plants were destroyed by someone walking on the top of the flowers which meant the flowers had to be replaced.
The Dell Rapids Garden Club intends to keep beautifying the park with plants and color and they ask for your help. If you see someone playing in the planters, please tell them to stop. If you see something happening and you feel like you don’t want to say something, you can call the Sheriff’s department, they have been notified of these incidents and will be patrolling the park more often.
Please help us keep our beautiful park a safe and joyful, beautiful and fun place for all citizens of Dell Rapids.