Flowers will bloom in Evitts Run Park in Charles Town, West Virginia, this summer due to the many hours of volunteer work done by a Strasburg resident.
According to a news release from the Shenandoah Garden Club of Charles Town, Paul Guay, 64, of Strasburg, spent about six months researching native West Virginia plants, drawing up a landscaping plans and then supervising the planting of 28 trees and shrubs, and 15 different flowering perennials at the park.
The club had received a grant from the Shenandoah-Potamac Garden Council to fund the project, and Guay, who is retired, was asked to help lead work on the project by his sister Susan Guay, who is a member of the club. The Colonial Farm Nursery of Martinsburg, West Virginia prepared the perennial beds and planted the trees and shrubs. Two dozen members of the Shenandoah Garden Cub and the Dolley Madison and Windflower garden clubs assisted in planting the perennials.