Here is a press release we received from Justine Sterling of Brownie Troop 69008. Thanks to our hard-working Girl Scouts who do such a great job of keeping Bowen Park beautiful!
Local Melrose Girl Scout troops gathered this past Saturday morning to help clean up and beautify Bowden Park, specifically the Girl Scout “Friendship Circle,” which is an area surrounded by bricks, donated by Girl Scouts. They planted annual flowers in pinks, whites, and purples inside the Friendship Circle. They also planted annual flowers and bulbs all around the park and around the tree dedicated to the late and much beloved Melrose Girl Scout leader Bev Mara. The girls also cleaned up sticks and a few leaves from the grassy area.
We had an awesome turnout of over 30 Girl Scouts, probably one of the best attended clean ups of Bowden Park in years. Bowden Park is situated near the Cedar Park train station where the Sally Frank’s Farmers’ Market takes place over the Summer months.
Our Brownie troop 69008 lead the event and we had contributions of flowers and time from these other amazing Melrose troops: Troop 68049, Troop 62900, Troop 62846, Troop 62853, and Troop 76245.
We also received a lovely donation through Lisa Holloran, a local resident, who gets bulbs from the cemetery where her parents lay. She came up with the idea of donating bulbs to organizations like ours and schools after she figured out that they were just being thrown away each year by the cemetery. Thanks go to Lisa and also Maureen Simonelli who so kindly keeps these bulbs aside.