For more than 10 years, the Liberty Blooms committee has worked to beautify the township by planting flowers at various locations.
Garden beds have been created where they are visible to township residents and others who might be passing through the area.
This year's efforts include the triangle at Interstate 80, around the Churchill Park sign, at the Swim Club, and at all of the welcome signs into the township.
Members of the Liberty Beautification Committee recently spent time planting flowers at the triangle near the interstate and Belmont Avenue, township administration building, Churchill Park and other township locations. At the Belmont Avenue location are, from left, Jodi Stoyak, Kim Quinlan, Janice Coombs, Marge Lardos and Carol Cupan.
In spite of a wetter than normal spring and regular storms that move through the area, work has already begun on the plantings with the help of five volunteers.
Liberty Blooms began when three township women decided to beautify their community. Liberty Park and Program Coordinator June Smallwood, Township Trustee Jodi Stoyak and Mahoning County Master Gardener Bessie Anderson began the program by planting three beds of flowers.
Plantings take about a week to complete and the gardens are maintained by summer employees. Business owners along Belmont Avenue are encouraged to to plant flowers as well.
Liberty Blooms is funded through donations and by the township's recycling program. Volunteers are welcome to help plant flowers. For information, call 330-759-1315.
A trailer is set up in the parking lot at the township administration building for residents to drop off aluminum can donations.