I’ve been catching up on back issues of the Tweed News, and an item in the July 24 paper caught my eye and made me smile. It was a photo of volunteers with the Marlbank Beautification Committee planting flowers in newly built planters around that hamlet’s “Welcome to Marlbank” signs. Marlbank and Queensborough are two of the hamlets that help make up what I like to call the Greater Tweed Area, and the welcome signs in all the hamlets are identical (except for the name of the hamlet, of course). So Queensborough’s signs look like the ones in the photo above. But what else do they have in common? Well I’ll tell you: the Queensborough Beautification Committee had a year’s jump on Marlbank for building planter boxes and planting flowers around the welcome signs; I reported on that project in a post last July, and you can read it (complete with photographic evidence of the project) here. The Queensborough committee took good care of the newly built and planted flowerbeds all through last summer’s drought, and did it all over again this year, keeping the entrances to our village attractive.
So while I say good for Marlbank for this nice improvement, I also feel quite proud of Queensborough – because it showed the way!