Petunia planting a sure sign spring is finally here

Doesn’t it feel as though spring is finally here? After an extended snow season, it’s finally time to work on gardens, take walks and enjoy outdoor pursuits.

A sure sign that the season has taken hold will be when Marquette bursts into colorful bloom Saturday through the hard work of the people involved in Petunia Pandemonium.

Starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, the annual Petunia Pandemonium Planting will begin.

It’s an annual project of the Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee Inc., a project that welcomes visitors as they drive into our fair city.

This is the 25th annual planting, a wonderful milestone indeed.

The committee is inviting individuals and families to meet up at the Beef-A-Roo restaurant on South Front Street to become involved in the effort to plant flowers alongside the road. It’s a great way to give back to the community with a project you’ll be able to see the results of all summer long.

Friday, school kids will be involved in some advance work, an activity which plants the seed of community involvement in the younger generation.

Then Saturday, the bulk of the Petunia Pandemonium work will take place, with a picnic lunch served after the planting.

We salute the Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee for a quarter century of helping to make the community an even more beautiful place to live and to visit.

For more information on Petunia Pandemonium, call 226-9618 or visit mqtbeautification. org.