Marietta supported the Family Festival

Marietta in Bloom sincerely thanks all those who supported and attended our Family Festival that took place on Saturday, April 16. We had wonderful weather and turnout.

We are proud to have raised $3,102. Most of these funds will be used to purchase a used 3/4 ton, automatic, 4 wheel drive pickup truck so we will be able to transport water and supplies to the eight sites we manage. If you know of such vehicle, please contact me at dianevbruno@gmail.com. The remainder of the funds raised will be used to purchase annuals and perennials and other supplies for those same sites.

The festival included games such as water balloon toss, whipped cream pie eating contest, jump rope contest, bubble gum blowing contest, corn hole, milk bottle toss, sidewalk chalking, fishing for small trinkets, onsite scavenger hunt and face painting. The children and their parents/guardians enjoyed being outside and doing fun activities together. I don’t recall seeing anyone checking their electronics!

In addition to the games, we sold food and beverage, had a 50/50, yard sale and silent auction which were successful.

The eight sites we manage are:

Muskingum Drive near Colegate Drive Marietta founded 1788 brick wall bed

Muskingum Drive and Front Street intersection the Triangle

Front Street and Fair Street concrete planter at entrance to Golf Range

Sacra Via at the River Trail walking perennial garden

Front Street at Valley Gem five concrete planters

Campus Maritus landscaping

Fort Harmar Drive at Barber Street – Marietta founded 1788 brick wall bed and newly constructed tiered, block planter

Pike Street near Acme Street – Marietta founded 1788 brick wall bed

We truly could not have had such a successful event without the support of these organizations and indivduals:

American Flags & Poles, Apex True Value Hardware, Baker & Baker Jewelers, Bar-B-Cutie, Berdine’s Auto Service, Dick Boulton, Bricker & Eckler, Bridgeport Equipment & Tools, Joe and Diane Bruno, Campus Martius, The Castle, Chi Omega Sorority, Mary Lou Christy, City of Marietta, Clutch MOV, The Cook’s Shop, CRJ Vending, Brad and Gail Ebersole, Ely Chapman Education Foundation, Eye Care Associates of Marietta, Family Tree Dental, First Settlement Orthopaedics, Food 4 Less, Fur’s a Flyin’ Pet Groomers, Giant Eagle, Karol Goldstein, Hensler’s Town & Country Market, Yihua Hu, Huck & Sons Farm Market, Dr. Frederic & Nancy Humphrey, Dr Eric and Dr Kimberly Hunkele, Jeremiah’s Coffee House, Kmart, Marietta Adventure Company, Marietta City Schools, Marietta College Athletic Department, Marietta College Book Store, Marietta Garden Club, Marietta Main Street, Marietta Family YMCA, Marietta Times, Marietta Washington County CVB, Akemi Matsumoto (Riverside Artists Gallery), Brennan McKean, New Image Aesthetics, Michael and Ginger O’Connor, Parkhurst Dining at Marietta College, Peddler of Dreams Art Space for Children, Judy Phillips, Dr. David Pickering, Pioneer Ladies Civitan Club, Layne Pottmeyer, Dr. Jill & Bret Powell, Putnam Chocolates, Linda Rhodes, Logan Riley, Rossi Pasta, Russ and Tammy Schreiber, Scott’s Super Adventures, Gabrielle Simmons, Mrs. Simmons, Smitty’s Pizza, Dr. Shannon Stevens DDS, Two Peas in a Pod, Thomson’s Landscaping, Valley Gem, Suzy Vessels, Gene & Melanie Wagner, Walmart, Warren’s IGA, Whirl Frozen Yogurt, Whit’s Frozen Custard, WMOA, WTAP, Bob and Donis Yoder.

Marietta in Bloom enriches the natural landscapes by planting seeds that inspire and create a deep sense of pride within the community.

Diane Bruno, co-chair

Marietta in Bloom