On November 15th at 7:30 in the morning, the city trucks pulled up in front of the Sunrise Theatre to prepare for the planting of the Pentas flowers donated by Hayslip Landscape. The flower plantings have been a project that Susie Cassens and Plythe Gibbons began many months ago. They have been working with the city on many projects with this one being at the top of the list. It was back in August that Susie, Plythe, David Star from Public Works, Mike Reals the then Deputy Director of Public Works, Sharon Babcock of the Master Gardners and Miriam Charles of Heathcote met and discussed the planting project. Some plants were dispersed on the corner of Orange Ave. and Second St. in the month of September, however, there was not enough funds to plant anymore. Susie Cassens discussed the problem with Sam Comer of Hayslip Landscape and he decided to donate the flowers. A meeting was arranged for David Star, Plythe and Sam to survey the Sunrise Theatre plantings. The two men discussed the plants that would be the best for the area and it finally became a reality this week. It was such a pleasure to work with the City of Fort Pierce and help in pulling this together.
Thank you to those involved with the project in helping keep our Historic Fort Pierce Downtown Beautiful.
Sam Comer of Hayslip Landscape
Mike Reals, The City of Fort Pierce Public Works
David Star , The Ciry of Fort Pierce Public Works
Sharon Babcock with Master Gardeners
Miriam Charles of Heathcote Botanical Gardens
Lou Forget of Diamond R Fertilizer
Universal Signs/Brett McCain
and Susie Cassen Local Fine Artist for spearheading this project and the pictures.