Letter to the Editor


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Team WAVE and the City of Arnolds Park would like to thank everyone who participated in our Adopt-A-Flowerbed program this year. Helping to keep our landscaped areas of the city clean and beautiful for everyone to enjoy is no easy task, especially with the drought the last couple months. This year's Adopt-A-Flower-Bed program participants were, Okoboji PT, Liberty National Bank of Okoboji, Oak Hill Marina, The Sugar Shack, Jensen Real Estate, Linda Hinshaw and Barb & Wayne Woodley.

Team WAVE (Willing Active Volunteers for the Environment) is a beautification committee of volunteers for the city of Arnolds Park. Team WAVE has planted and maintained a variety of trees, shrubs, grasses and flowers throughout the city for many years. Our funds come from donations and grants. Work days are scheduled throughout the spring, summer and fall. We appreciate all the people who stop to thank us for what we are doing when we are working. If anyone is interested in being part of our team or in the Adopt-A-Flowerbed program please call Arnolds Park City Hall at 712-332-2341.

We also want to thank Northwest Bank for providing refreshments for us on work days, and Cottage Gardens of Milford, Roger and Nancy DeVries, who offered expert advice, quality plants, service and donations. We are privileged to have such great help from the city maintenance crew also. We very much appreciate everyone's help.

A big thank you to all who have mailed donations and sponsored our hanging flower baskets. We receive many compliments on how beautiful they look around our city. Baskets are planted by Cottage Gardens early in the season, and hung on our light posts by the Arnolds Park maintenance crew when the flowers are ready. We also want to thank Mary Prentice for faithfully watering our beautiful baskets all season. If anyone is interested in sponsoring one of our hanging flower baskets next season, the cost is $75.

Team WAVE will be having a tree sale at the Arnolds Park City Hall parking lot on May 15, 2021. Watch for further information concerning this sale closer to that time.

Visit us on Facebook at Team WAVE.

Barbara Lancaster