Volunteers from the Campbelltown Community Alliance and four local Girl Scout troops placed 12 large flowerpots, filled with with colorful annuals, at locations throughout the village on Saturday, May 15.

According to CCA President Jen Bushta, volunteers filled the wooden barrels with petunias, geraniums, salvia, impatiens, begonias, sweet potato vines, English ivy, coleus, diamond frost, silver falls, and ornamental grasses.

The beautification project, made possible with donations from local residents and businesses, followed the CCA‘s April 17 Community Cleanup Day, where over 100 volunteers collected trash from Campbelltown’s parks, streets, and common areas.

(Campbelltown Community Alliance Facebook)

April’s Community Cleanup Day was part of Pennsylvania’s Keep PA Beautiful Program. PennDOT supplied CCA volunteers with gloves, safety vests, and trash bags.

“We picked anything from recycled garbage to large items such as broken yard signs and large rusted out car parts,” said Bushta. “We picked up around 3000 lbs of garbage which included 120 regular bags and 5 large contractor bags.”

CCA is also conducting a fundraising campaign to develop the Campbelltown Community Park, located between Lawn Road and the Campbelltown Volunteer Fire Company, which “is currently a blank canvas.”

“We are trying to raise money to install a pavilion and/or playground,” Bushta said. “We raised some money for these projects at our Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Event in November of 2020. We hope to have another fundraiser in the fall to help with this project.”

Thanks also to CCA, Campbelltown should be getting some new “Village of Campbelltown” signs this summer.

Bushta said that “[t]wo signs will be located on Horseshoe Pike on both ends, east and west. We are hoping this will take place sometime this summer.”

The Campbelltown Community Alliance can be reached on the web, on Facebook, or via email at campbelltowncommunityalliance@gmail.com.

(Campbelltown Community Alliance Facebook)

Chris Coyle writes primarily on government, the courts, and business. He retired as an attorney at the end of 2018, after concentrating for nearly four decades on civil and criminal litigation and trials. A career highlight was successfully defending a retired Pennsylvania state trooper who was accused,...