Livingston Manor Renaissance has been in existence since 2001 when Sullivan Renaissance was formed. Over the years, many, many people have volunteered and worked hard to create a more beautiful and welcoming community. Our current group builds on the achievements of all those individuals - ranging from young children to senior citizens. Some of the projects taken on over the years include new sidewalks and street lamps, history panels and kiosks, native plant gardens, cherry trees, hanging baskets, planters and garden beds.
Mandevilla and Dragonflies – Oh My!
The mandevilla along the Hoos fence have attracted hummingbirds and… dragonflies! Maria, owner of Life Repurposed, created six whimsical insects from fan blades, table legs and a “little bit of this and a little bit of that.” They are a wonderful complement to the flowers. She also created flowers from repurposed dishes and pipes. Many thanks to Maria for using her creativity and talent to make such an eye-catching display. We’ve seen many drivers ogling the flowers and dragonflies unaware that the traffic light has turned green. That’s the “WOW effect”!
We have a core group of ten volunteers. On Clean Sweep and Planting Day we are joined by many school and community volunteers. Throughout the summer there are weekly work bees and we are often joined by others who can donate an hour or two of their time. This year we had more than 80 individuals who put in over 800 hours maintaining the gardens in Livingston Manor.
“Renaissance Fever” has truly taken hold in Livingston Manor and we are gratified with how the community continues
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