A group of Woodstock residents and business owners have come together to form the Woodstock Flower League.
The league, which grew out of the Main Street Woodstock’s board and design committee, has passed out flower pots to merchants along Main Street who have agreed to take care of them.
Pat Tanner, a member of the League and Main Street Woodstock, said the group is currently 18 members strong.
“We wanted to work on making downtown look better,” she said.
Tanner, who lives in downtown Woodstock, said the project is being funded by Main Street Woodstock. The organization provided the flowers and the league planted them and distributed them to the merchants to help maintain them.
Next Saturday, members of Revolution Church will detail Canton’s historic downtown loop in an effort to help keep the city clean, said Chad Elliott.
Elliott, senior pastor of operations with the church, said the initiative is part of the church’s larger Serve Week, which will begin next Thursday.
The mission will have about 150 people with the church on July 21, 22 and 23 giving back in various forms to the Canton community.
On Thursday and Friday, some of the members will reach out to North Georgia Angel House and help fix up their facility.
Also on Thursday and Friday, church members will help deliver summer lunches to less fortunate children as part of MUST Cherokee’s summer lunch program.
On Saturday, the church will “detail the streets” of downtown Canton and on Brown Park across the street from City Hall.
Elliott said the church will use tools and material from the city of Canton Public Works Department.
The church will also visit and clean up Canton Paw Park on Juniper Street. It will also help create a brick patio where the dogs can have a water station.
Elliott said he hopes the initiative becomes an annual event.
“We want to make sure we are out in the community and supporting the city and making sure we play our part as a church to give back to the community,” he added.
David Cangemi, Canton’s public works director, said the city is appreciative of the church’s efforts.
He noted his staff of 20 is already stretched thin with taking care of Canton parks and other city facilities.
So, he said, it’s “awesome” whenever groups step up to the plate and lend a hand.
“It’s a blessing when people come to us to help,” he said.
Woodstock City Manager Jeff Moon lauded the Woodstock Flower League in its efforts.
He noted their efforts really add some sense of design to the area that got the streetscapes makeover.
“Their work really adds to the streetscapes project and has helped with the beautification efforts downtown,” he said.