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Vernal, Utah...A Lovely Little Town. (Pictures)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Driving from Breckenridge to Park City today, we passed through the town of Vernal, Utah population 8300. The main street which was at least a mile long was brilliant with red, pink and white impatiens in baskets hanging from quaint lamp posts as well as stone containers along the sidewalks. It was very impressive and really made me want to know more about this town. I went to the Chamber of Commerce web site where I found pictures and the following information:

The Vernal Main Street flower planting project began with the Community Development Committee of the Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce in 1986. Sidewalk planters were purchased by the Chamber and by local Main Street Businesses. The Chamber coordinated with a local nursery to provide a pre-selected assortment of flowers. The Chamber purchased the flowers, Chamber volunteers planted the flowers and the businesses that had the planters were invoiced and did watering and fertilizing of the plants.

Following the first year, Vernal City agreed to have their Public Works Department take care of the watering and fertilizing of the plants and continue to do so today.

Each year more businesses have become interested in having planters by their facilities. Vernal City is now the owner of the planters on Main Street and have placed them at regular intervals from 500 East to 500 West. Vernal City replaces those planters that are damaged and purchases all of the flowers for the planters. At last count there were almost 900 sidewalk planters on and around Main Street.

I think this is just wonderful and it certainly shows what a town with creative thinkers can do to keep small town America alive. Congratulations Vernal, Utah; driving down your main street gave me great pleasure!
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    Wow! You seem to have my 2001 itinerary! We visited Vernal UT and toured Dinosaur National Monument. Then we (that would be the boys and I) went to Dinosaur CO to send a postcard home.
    1969 days ago
    I just adore a City or Town that takes pride in showing their assets. Looks like you had a wonderful drive, look forward to seeing more adventures from you in the future.
    Thank-you for visiting the laugh station , my blog. One needs a sense of humor in life. Hugs Karen You are always welcome to visit emoticon
    2093 days ago
    wow thanks so much for sharing such a beautiful place with us to bad it so far away I would love to go see it person. thanks again for the info and blog
    2104 days ago
    These flowers are beautiful! It must be amazing to see!
    2104 days ago
    Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos!
    2106 days ago
    A most lovely town. That is sure saying something about the people in the community that got together to create this beauty for themselves, but for others also passing through to enjoy. Thank you so many for showing me a part of our America I will probably not get to see.
    2107 days ago
    Oh, your pictures are so lovely. Really saw beauty in them.
    2107 days ago
    Oh the flowers are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
    2107 days ago
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