A Main Street in Bloom thank you

Photo courtesy of Paula Lochridge

by Paula Lochridge, Main Street Gardnerville

The success of the Main Street Gardnerville Flower Committee cannot happen without the support and participation from three local high schools. We, the Flower Committee volunteers are indebted to staff and students from: Douglas High School, Smith Valley School, and China Spring Youth Camp/Aurora Pines Girls Facility. Without their dedicated participation in ensuring the hanging flower baskets and adopt-a-pot flowers continue to look more attractive each year, our town would not be a destination highlight for residents and tourists during the summer.

Two very exceptional students deserve special recognition for their efforts this year. Andrew Goedecke, a senior at Douglas High School, took on full responsibility for leading a team of students to ensure that 30 flower baskets thrived under their care. The proof of this dedication hung on light poles this summer.

Photo courtesy of Main Street Gardnerville

Skyler Wellnitz, a Junior at Smith Valley School, under the direction of her Ag/FFA instructor, ordered and planted the seeds which eventually became the plants for all the flowers in the Adopt-a-Pots. There were a total of 17 plants in each pot. This was Skyler’s first attempt at something so massive and the success of her efforts was showcased along Main Street all summer long.

An additional special thank you goes to Jeff Gorton, Program Manager at China Spring/Aurora Pines who oversaw the staff’s efforts to grow the flower baskets again this year. Without his dedication and green thumb expertise, we would not have had enough beautiful baskets to fill the flag poles on Main Street.

Another thank you must go out to the Town of Gardnerville for their support and help with pick up, watering and the taking down of the baskets each summer.

And, of course, thanks to all of the sponsors of the flower baskets and adopt-a-pots who keep this project “blooming”…

Adopt-a-Pot Sponsors:

3 Castles Engineering • A La Carte Salon • Accolades Trophies, Engraving & Gifts • Aurora Salon & Boutique • Battle Born Wine • Don Boos for Carson Valley Museum • Candles ‘N Crafts • Main Street Gardnerville Ph: 775.782.8027 1407 Main Street (Hwy 395 N), Gardnerville, NV 89410 Fax: 775.782.7135 http://www.mainstreetgardnerville.org

Carson Valley Dental Arts • Carson Valley Sertoma • Cheshire Antiques • Clark Plumbig, Heating & Air • Curves • Edward Jones • El Dorado Savings Bank • Electrolysis Clinic • Especially For You • Frontier Antiques/Green Meadows • gadZooks! • Immaculate Tattoo • Joe Benigno’s Tree Service • JT Basque Bar & Dining Room • Law Office of Kathleen Kelly • Lentine’s Italian Restaurant & Lounge • Miner Chiropractic • Overland Basque Restaurant • Sharkey’s Casino • Sierra Motel • State Farm Insurance • Village Motel • Wells Fargo Bank • Woodett’s • Yager’s Garage

Flower Basket Sponsors:


Belle & Yeller Angwin • Donna Smyth, Josie Annett & Sharon Stoddard in Bridgeport • Linda Armstrong • Happy Birthday Donna Johnson • The Knitsta’s • Happy Valentine’s Day & Mother’s Day Lyla Bender & Bonnie Bender • Beverly Realty, Inc. • Joyce Gavin & Angie Page & Ted Borda • Phil & Nancy Brisack • Marco & Dorette Caldana • Harry Snell-Happy 90th Birthday • Mildred Chereb • Christensen Automotive of Gardnerville • In honor of my mother, Valery’s love of flowers • Scott & Jill Doyle • Happy Mother’s Day, Rose Cook • Edgewood Companies • Kaare & Laila Fladby • Dennis & Hollie Giottonini • Pauline & Frank Gordon • Historian Inn/Cle Hospitality • Joyce’s Jewelry’s Gift to the Town of Gardnerville • Shirley Jones appreciates the History of Gardnerville • In Memory of Andy Costa • Happy Valentine’s Day to Linda • Happy Valentine’s Day, Kay—Love, Tom • Happy Mother’s Day to Dorothy Lochridge, Meghan Lochridge & Sharon Pechacek • Happy 80th Birthday Father John Corona • Susan McPartland • Ken & Ethel Miller • Ron & Gerry Myers • In Memory of Dennis O’Neill-he loved taking walks on Main Street • The Nafies • Oxoby Mobile Home Park • Debbie & Rick Prather • Happy Valentine’s Day to my Sweetheart, Valerie Prather • Record Courier • Steve & Peggy Ristorcelli • Carol Sandmeier, the Best Mom Ever • Roger & Carol Sandmeier • John & Alice Schefchik • Shear Heaven Salon & Day Spa: Kathy Martin, Cheryl Perretta, Sara Heckathorn, Kelly Edwardson, Leah Skinner, Teri Chudnow, Norma Freitas, Megan Martinez, Allisa Larsen & Charlotte Weaver • Randy & Linda Slater • Don & Susan Southwick • Nails by Christine • Gail Teig • Minden-Tahoe Airport in Honor of our Veterans • Peggy Frick • In Loving Memory of Worth Borda

Thank you one and all for a wonderful and successful “Main Street in Bloom” summer.

Linda Dibble, Flower Committee Chair & Paula Lochridge, Program Manager, Main Street Gardnerville

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