Illinois Bicentennial Beautification of DuQuoin

Illinois Bicentennial Beautification of DuQuoin

The Garden Club of DuQuoin, the DuQuoin Tourism Commission, and volunteers work hard to make Main Street a beautiful experience for visitors and residents. The city’s tree-lined Main Street, with Illinois made flowering planters, flower filled MiniPark with Gazebo, and antique style lights all come to life in every season. In addition, the “’Welcome to DuQuoin” signs are decorated to celebrate and emphasize the Bicentennial year. The Garden Club will be planting red, while, and blue flowers with gold accent ribbons at a selected date in May 2018 to bring attention to the city.

The Illinois Bicentennial is incorporated by using the gold and blue along with the traditional USA colors of red, white, and blue. Local media covers the event (project).

The mayor and council members, city workers, the Tourism Commission, local florist, landscaperand the “Garden Club members work together in ordering appropriate flowers by color and positions, preparing the planting sites, picking up the flowers, planting, and the care of the plants during the summer and fall. Community volunteers join in the process. The public is encouraged to pitch in and help!

Contact: Margaret Pursell, 403 US Rte. 51, DuQuoin, IL  62832;; 618-318-3308

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