Fredonia Garden Club wins NCCF grant

Fredonia Garden Club members pose with their check recently.

The Fredonia Garden Club will be completing gardening projects made possible by a Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation Community Pride $550 grant. The Community Pride grant is a biennial program that awards grants for projects that promote community pride and volunteerism.

The grant was made possible through NCCF’s generous community-minded donors. The NCCF is committed to improving the community through the promotion of local philanthropy, strategic grantmaking and community leadership.

The Fredonia Garden Club will be installing a bench inviting walkers to rest. To enhance the area, shrubs and flowers will be planted and maintained by the Fredonia Garden Club membership. The club will promote other village projects including Christmas outdoor wreaths for the Opera House, hanging baskets for the WCA Home porch and maintaining the Grace Grimes Memorial bench and urns of flowers by the Barker Library entrance. The projects reflect community pride by the club.

Since 1924, Fredonia Garden Club has had one of its objectives to encourage community beautification and still continues this objective.

The club has also volunteered for NCCF “Bloom Project.” It will be working with the Imagine Forestville group to encourage communities for a more beautiful region through front yard garden recoginition.