PRIDE Committee recently purchased nine redwood planters from a man with a salvage business in Newton named Terry Harms. They were selling them to downtown businesses in effort to beautify Marion’s Main Street.
“They can be decorated for different seasons,” Pride Committee member Karen Regnier said on Thursday. “We hope to get two maybe three per block.”
As reported in last week’s issue, PRIDE was successful in finding buyers for 19 more planters. The planters sold for $150 a piece.
PRIDE bought all the planters Harms had in stock, Regnier said. They are looking for another carpenter in the area to build more.
“They look so much better than the old whiskey barrel planters,” Regnier said. “People can also add memorial plaques.”
PRIDE hopes to have the new planters in place and decorated before Old Settlers’ Day.