Green Thumbs beautify downtown

Lane Riggs

Staff Writer

The Green Thumb Garden Club has been a force in the community since its formation in 1948. However, as the years go by and members leave, the club’s 25 members are sometimes stretched when it comes to carrying out projects.

Ten of the club’s members are responsible for daily watering of the downtown planters.

The mission of the Green Thumb Garden Club has been to stimulate the love of gardening and to encourage those who have an interest in gardening and civic planning.

“We really want to revitalize downtown Uvalde and make it look nice and pretty,” said Debra Scheide, who heads up the planting committee. “We want to create a really friendly atmosphere for everyone.

“We hope to get more businesses involved in planting, watering or at least cleaning the front of their stores so that the downtown area looks clear,” Scheide added.

The group has generated money through fundraisers, specifically the Hunters’ Roundup event. With that money, the group was able to buy fresh soil and fresh flowers to decorate cement and plastic planters around town.


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