2009-10-30 / Letters

Garden Needs Grant to Blossom

Dear Editor,

I went for a lonely walk on the glorious boardwalk. The air was clear, the sand was like gold dust, and the waves were heavenly calm. I saw some charming ladies working in a large garden on Beach 121 Street near the boardwalk. They were busy digging the soil and planting for the spring. Mr. Nye, an active Hiberian, was encouraging the two lovely ladies, Pat Fitzgerald and Maureen Walsh. Mr.

Nye soon joined the ladies. He could not be idle. Coming from Ireland, he loves flowers and work.

Some other residents on Beach 121 Street contributed money in the neighborhood of $1,000 to enlarge the garden, buy soil and bulbs to be planted. Two young carpenters, Kevin and Michael, built a lovely wooden fence after work. Everyone was friendly, kind, good, and had pride in their community.

They have applied for a Community Greenstreets grant. We appeal to Councilman Eric Ulrich to expedite the request. Such activities bring neighbors together in a sincere effort to improve the neighborhood. Rock - away has a fine community spirit, lovely people, and is becoming the finest seaside community in the United States.


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