About 300 plants, shrubs installed by West Columbia Beautification Foundation

 The West Columbia Beautification Foundation continues to beautify West Columbia this Spring. In April, 31 trees and 172 plants and shrubs were planted along Sunset Boulevard.

The new plantings can be found in front of local businesses such as By His Design, Our Savior Lutheran Church, East Point Academy, Liz Portee State Farm Insurance, and Capital Electric. The Foundation used the money raised at recent fundraisers such as the Taste on the River and Tribute for Trees to fund the plantings.

In late Fall, the Foundation planted approximately 150 trees along Augusta Road from Meeting Street to Watling Road with funds raised from the Fall Tribute for Trees event.

Chairperson Melissa Sprouse Browne said, “Everyone worked hard to raise the funds for these plantings and we are very excited to see the trees and plantings in the ground. We look forward to our future fundraising events in Fall to continue the beautification of West Columbia.”

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