The City of Norton has received an $11,000 grant from the Foundation to assist with a beautification project.
Community volunteers from the Norton PRIDE and Norton Flower committees will join forces to enhance a large median that serves as a transitional element between the community’s historic downtown commercial district and a residential area with historic homes. Located on Kansas Avenue running north and south, the median is flanked on either side by brick streets.
Currently, the median is a grassy area. Plans include adding rose gardens at each end, a stamped concrete walkway, benches and arbors. The median is owned by the City of Norton.
The Community has a long-standing history of volunteerism. The newly formed PRIDE committee has targeted the median beatification as its capstone project. The Flower Committee has been in place for about 30 years and already maintains multiple gardens and potted plants throughout the city. Volunteers will maintain the median gardens as well.
The trustees of the Hansen Foundation are pleased to provide the funds needed to purchase all of the plants and materials. They recognize that the volunteer labor associated with the project will heavily leverage the grant dollars.
For more information on the City of Norton beautification project, please contact volunteer coordinator Rose Garrison, 785-202-1632.