We did it! We met our goal and collected donations for 15,000 bulbs!
Special thanks to generous Rotarians, Sierra Field Services, Inc., NV Energy, Heart Stopper Harvey Fennell, One Nevada Credit Union, Eldorado Casino Resort, Silver Legacy, and Circus Circus for supporting this project. We can now say that this project was 100% funded by Rotary Club of Reno members and their businesses. It is a gift that will keep blooming year-after-year.
Even though the donations were collected and we met our goal, the project wasn’t done yet.
On Saturday, September 30th we had 80 volunteers meet at the Sculpture Garden in Bicentennial Park in downtown Reno. There we met up with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful volunteers to plant as many bulbs as possible. We worked from 8:00 a.m. to noon and we planted 10,000 bulbs. But we weren’t done yet. We needed to get to 15,000.
Then on Saturday, October 28th we met again and this time we had 90 volunteers show up. We planted the last bulbs and raked up thousands of fall leaves.
Within 6 weeks this community project was created and executed. I am thankful for the Rotarians and businesses that donated to buy the bulbs and especially thankful for all the Rotary and Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful volunteers that came out and helped us with the park cleanup and planting days. Additional thanks go to ColorBlends for helping us with our extremely large bulb order. Can’t wait to see 15,000 flowers in downtown Reno next spring!
Proud to be a Rotarian!