Your Thanks: Downtown Flower Program

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Editor of the Reformer,

"It makes my heart happy to see all the beautiful flowers around town." This was one of the many comments that was posted on Downtown Brattleboro Alliance's (DBA), Go Fund Me campaign for the Downtown Flower Program. We write to extend our deep gratitude to the 111 donors who contributed $5 to $300 in support of something they love: blooming flowers all over downtown spring, summer, and fall.

The 24-hour matching campaign was initiated by a conversation between myself and Michael Knapp of Green River, a local business on Main Street. He reached out to me to share how much his "Gang Green" loves looking out their office to see all the color. He asked, "How can I help?" What music to anyone's ears and thus the impetus for the $2,500, 24-hour match.

Thank you community because you stepped up to the challenge, surpassed the goal and flooded us with gratitude to Dick and Missy who volunteer tirelessly making our downtown beautiful. Not only that but another gauntlet was thrown.

Giving to the Downtown Flower Program can't just be a 24-hour digital campaign. What about those who would rather give via check or dare we say ... cash? It is with this thinking that another person came to me and said, "How can I help?" This anonymous donor would like to match each and every donation up to $2,500 from checks mailed to DBA for the Downtown Flower Program. This match will be until Nov. 8 and all contributions should be mailed to DBA, PO Box 961, Brattleboro, VT 05301.

A big wheelbarrow of gratitude from the entire DBA Board and me, your executive director,

Stephanie Bonin

Executive Director

Downtown Brattleboro Alliance, Oct. 28

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