Volunteers care for potted plants in Downtown Lodi
Diane Steele, left, and Kaitlin Drake, take a break from
planting flowers in the pots that line School Street in Downtown on
Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011. The 75-year-old and her 16-year-old niece
stop by the pots every Sunday and Wednesday to water them and
replant when the pots are vandalized.
Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012 12:00 am
Updated: 6:33 am, Thu Dec 6, 2012.
Lodi resident Diane Steele and her 16-year-old niece, Kaitlin Drake, received the Mayor's Community Service Award for watering and tending to the potted plants along School Street for the last year.
The project started when Steele read a Letter to the Editor in the Lodi News-Sentinel saying the planter's were not being cared for and had become an eyesore. So Steele and Drake grabbed a variety of plants from Steele's garden at home, planted them in the pots and have been tending to them ever since.
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Thursday, December 6, 2012 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:33 am.