Main Street Gardnerville has a message for prospective Valentines this year: "Surprise your Valentine by giving a special basket of flowers that will be part of the Main Street Gardnerville district all summer long."
In a press release, MSG Program Manager Paula Lochridge said the flower basket gifts allow couples to become part of the beautification of downtown Gardnerville as well as a supporter of the horticultural programs at China Spring Youth Camp and Aurora Pines Girls Facility, Douglas and Smith Valley high schools.
"Driving through Gardnerville in previous summers, you saw beautiful flowering baskets hanging from the lamp posts along the Main Street District," said Lochridge. "This summer our goal is to hang 62 baskets with your help."
The donation amount is $85 per basket. Gardnerville officials plan to hang the fully flowering baskets in early June, weather permitting.
"You and your Valentine can admire these lush flowers all summer long without having to water them," Lochridge said. "In return for your payment, you will receive a card with a special Valentine's Day message intended for your use. This is a thoughtful way to say 'Happy Valentine's Day' or perhaps the perfect gift for a birthday or anniversary. The card can be modified for any occasion."
To sponsor a basket, call the Main Street Gardnerville office at 782-8027.
Main Street Gardnerville is a nonprofit, community-based self-help program with various members of the community volunteering to revitalize the downtown. Even though Main Street Gardnerville focuses strictly on the downtown district, the program benefits the entire community and surrounding areas, Lochridge said.
For more information, visit www.mainstreetgardnerville.org.