Thursday, May 8, 2008

Oyster Bay Blooms on May 24!

Oyster Bay, New York— Several months of planning and fundraising will culminate on Saturday, May 24, when volunteers bring flowers to the streets and sidewalks of historic downtown Oyster Bay.

Volunteers are invited to meet at 8am at the Derby-Hall Bandstand on Audrey Ave. across from Town Hall. Groups will then be sent out to hang flowering baskets from historic style lampposts, while others plant flowers in sidewalk planters downtown.

This is just the latest of several successful initiatives taken on by the Joint Beautification Committee of the Oyster Bay Main Street Association and Chamber of Commerce. The committee was formed to improve the overall appearance of downtown Oyster Bay.

Accomplishments include working with the Town to place mulch around the bases of trees. Community Clean Up Day and most notably work to clean the Post Office grounds further helped to beautify the hamlet. Finally, the successful Spring Splendor fundraiser raised funds for hanging flower baskets and their maintenance.

Joint Beautification Committee Chair John Bonifacio stated, “We’re extremely thankful for the overwhelming amount of community support we’ve received thus far and are excited to see so many positive changes come about.”

Members of the Joint Beautification Committee include Chair John Bonifacio, Co-chair Muir de Guzman, Michele Browner, Alex Gallego, Claire Bellerjeau, and John Specce.

Those who would like to volunteer for the Joint Beautification Committee should contact the Oyster Bay Main Street Association at 516-922-6982 or

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