KOB Announces a Succesful 2013 Garden in the Park
On Saturday, April 6, Keep Opelika Beautiful hosted the annual Garden in the Park festival. This event featured over 50 arts and craft vendors and food vendors. Also entertainment was provided by local schools, bands and pageant winners. Demonstrations and educational sessions were provided by Saugahatchee Bee Keepers Association, Master Gardeners and Opelika Parks and Rec Pottery. Children enjoyed the Rocky Brook Rocket, inflatables and park structures. Attendance for the 2013 Garden in the Park was estimated at 3,855. In lieu of admission fees, donations were accepted for the Food Bank of East Alabama. The total received is equivalent to 1,573 meals. Sponsors for the event were Opelika Auburn News, Rabren General Contractors, Qantum Communications, Four Seasons Federal Credit Union, City of Opelika Council Members and EarthFare.
The 2014 Garden in the Park will be Saturday, March 29.
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Garden in the Park 2013 Planned
Opelika, Alabama (February 19, 2013) – Keep Opelika Beautiful is planning the 2013 Garden in the Park for Saturday, April 6. The event will take place at the Opelika Municipal Park from 8am to 3pm. Garden in the Park is an arts and craft style fundraiser benefiting Keep Opelika Beautiful.
Garden in the Park was started in 2006 as a fundraiser for renovations to the red caboose in downtown Opelika. Since this time, Keep Opelika Beautiful has completed all renovations for this community structure. Funds raised from Garden in the Park have continued to support various projects coordinated by Keep Opelika Beautiful.
The arts and crafts festival will feature all handmade or natural items for sale. Food, children activities and entertainment will also be included in the family-friendly event. There is no charge for admissions into Garden in the Park. Food donations will be collected for the East Alabama Food Bank.
Sponsors of the 2013 Garden in the Park are Opelika-Auburn News, Rabren General Contractors, Four Seasons Federal Credit Union, Quantum Communications, EarthFare and members of the Opelika City Council.
Applications for arts and craft vendors and food vendors are currently being accepted.
2013 Citywide Cleanup
Opelika, Alabama (February 12, 2013) – On Saturday, March 2nd volunteers of Keep Opelika Beautiful will be participating in the Citywide Cleanup. This local effort, an extension of the national program, Great American Cleanup, is an opportunity for citizens to join together in the fight against litter. Dr. Bob Patton has again agreed to chair the local event. Over 300 volunteers joined Keep Opelika Beautiful in 2012 to participate in the event.
Established by Keep America Beautiful, Inc., the nation's premier litter prevention and education organization, in partnership with state and local affiliates such as ours, the Great American Cleanup is our country's largest annual cleanup, beautification and community improvement program. Each year, millions of volunteers in over 15,000 communities across the country take part in this program.
2013 Arbor Day Celebration Announced
Opelika, Alabama (February 7, 2013) – On Saturday, February 23, Keep Opelika Beautiful and Opelika Tree Commission will host an Arbor Day Celebration at 9:00am at the Opelika Sportsplex and Aquatic Center. The event will be a time for residents to learn about trees.
During the event, Keep Opelika Beautiful will be planting seeds with the children and teaching about tending to the seed's growth. The Opelika Tree Commission will have a tree planting demonstration with City Horticulturist, Tommy Beasley. The winners of the Arbor Day poster contest will be announced and prizes given. The Opelika Tree Commission will also be giving away dogwood seedling to all Arbor Day Celebration attendees.
For more information call Keep Opelika Beautiful at (334) 749-4970.