Hosta Heyday October 21 outside City Hall

The community is invited to participate in the first Hosta Heyday, sponsored by the Taylor Beautification Commission, from 9 a.m. to noon October 21 in front of City Hall, 23555 Goddard Road.

Residents can donate their hostas to the committee, which will plant them outside City Hall. If there are enough, plantings also will take place at the Police Station, Sheridan Community Center, Recreation Center and other city buildings.

A hosta is a large green perennial plant that many residents have in their gardens.

“The only bloom on them is the spiky plant that appears a couple times each season,” said Commissioner Marge Maladecki. “They are great filler for a garden and perfect for shade. They grow rapidly and most people divide them in the fall and want to get rid of them. We’ll take your leftovers and help beautify our lovely city.”

The Beautification Commission was re-established in April 2006. The commission consists of volunteers from the community: Lois Adams, Elsie Belanger, Jill Brandana, Carolyn Massab, Maladecki, Lois Nemeth and Helen Parish. Joseph Nardone, executive director of the Department of Golf, Parks and Recreation, oversees the commission.

Meetings are held at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at City Hall. Residents and business owners are encouraged to attend.

The commission’s short-term goals include monthly theme-oriented home and business awards and quarterly awards to city properties that exemplify the finest efforts of those who live and/or work toward enhancing the overall beauty of the property, its architecture and landscape.

The commission encourages everyone to nominate a resident or business owner who they feel has helped beautify the City of Taylor.

Additional information can be obtained by emailing the commission secretary at mmaladec@ci.taylor.mi.us or calling (734) 374-1445.