Readers Write: Manhasset Chamber needs donations for baskets, planters

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The Manhasset Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Town of North Hempstead and many special people and organizations have now decorated Plandome Road with a bounty of beautiful plantings, baskets and planters.

If you are not aware, the cost of each individual basket is $150 and each planter is $350. Each year, the Manhasset Chamber orders 80 baskets from Manhasset Florists & Greenhouse in the fall to prepare for the spring/summer decoration and solicits individuals to support the beautification process that makes Plandome Road look like Hometown USA.

This year we have met slightly more than half our goal with the baskets and are woefully under-funded for the planters. We ask that you consider donating to Adopt-A-Pole and sponsor a basket. Please visit www.manhassetny.org to donate or send a check to Manhasset Chamber, P.O. Box 753, Manhasset, NY 11030. No donation is too small.

The Manhasset Chamber of Commerce is grateful for the wonderful working relationship we have established with the Town of North Hempstead, which has stepped up and assisted the Manhasset Chamber’s plight filling the planters with flowers as well as the manpower. The town also will water the baskets and planters throughout the summer. We are incredible grateful to the Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Councilwoman Veronica Lurvey, their dedicated staff and the Highway Department.

There are more unsung heroes who make our town beautiful. Tony DiStefano plants the beautiful flowers by the Manhasset sign at Mary Jane Davies and the Manhasset Park District who maintains the gardens during the summer and all the generous donors who make Manhasset a beautiful place to live. The decorations are seasonal and we continue to need donations to continue our beautification process, so please be generous.

As Presidents of the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, we are grateful for the working relationship we worked hard to establish and maintain to provide Manhasset residents and visitors with a beautiful downtown. We are always working to make Manhasset the premier address of the North Shore.

Please tune into NHTV on Channel 18 to see the latest businesses that the Town of North Hempstead and the Manhasset Chamber are highlighting. We welcome you to join the Chamber and enjoy the many benefits that come from being a Manhasset Chamber member. Please visit www.manhassetny.org to join.

Elizabeth Johnson

Stephanie Solomon

Co-presidents

Manhasset Chamber of Commerce

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