Greenfield Rejuvenator elf Ed Terault has been installing some of our grate benches downtown, just in time to rest your weary bones during all that holiday shopping! You can find the benches outside Wilson’s Department Store, the Arts Block, and the Greenfield Public Library. To find out how you can sponsor your own amazing downtown bench, click here.
Wouldn’t you like downtown to be a little cleaner? So would we, so we’re starting Broom Days, which we hope will be a regular event. Today from 10-12 we’ll be working on Bank Row; tomorrow from 2-4 we’ll be working on Fiske Avenue and Miles Street. Volunteers can bring brooms, buckets, gloves, and tools for weeding. We’ll have trash bags and some tools available. If you can’t make it to this one, keep an eye here or like us on our facebook page to find out about future events. Thanks!
We’d like to thank the Recorder for their great coverage of our new benches this week! First there was an article by Anita Fritz and then a great picture by Paul Franz taken at the recent bench dedication. Take a look! Plus David McKay of Channel 22 News did a nice piece on the benches. Thanks again, Anita, Paul, and David!
Join us this Thursday, September 18 at 12:15 p.m. outside the Town of Greenfield Planning Department at 114 Main Street for the dedication of the first of our new tree-grate-design benches to be installed! We’ll be having a celebration and we’d love to see you there! For more information on how to you or your business can sponsor your own bench, go here.
Greenfield Rejuvenators Donna Mollard, Jean Wall, Ed Terault, and Caitlin von Schmidt paid a visit to Greenfield High School shop teacher Mark Leonard on April 11 to see the beautiful new bench prototypes they’ve created. The new designs incorporate the tree grates that were removed last fall from downtown trees; the grates rest on a decorative stainless steel base. What a great way to recycle and repurpose the tree grates they’ve come up with! The Rejuvenators are thrilled with this new collaboration and grateful (pun intended) to Mark and his students for their great work and enthusiasm. Mark is also working with Sheriff Donelan to arrange for bench production at the Franklin County Jail and House of Correction during the summer months when school isn’t in session. Bench prices and availability will be announced as soon as all the details are worked out. We can’t wait to see these amazing benches popping up all over downtown!
Great news! Hope & Olive has generously invited us to share a Free Soup & Games Night fundraising event with the Greenfield Local Cultural Council. Come on down to Hope & Olive on Monday, October 7 from 5 – 7:30 p.m. for free soup, bread, and fun! There’ll also be tasty treats for sale, cash bar, and raffles galore. Plus, since it’s the October Soup & Games, we have a great excuse to get dressed up, Halloween-style. Come join us!
It’s now easier than ever to help the Greenfield Rejuvenators make Greenfield an even more beautiful place! Use the online link on any page on this site to donate through Paypal (you don’t need a Paypal account to use this feature). Thanks so much!