Area residents can adopt a flower basket and bring color to downtown Camas

CAMAS — The Downtown Camas Association (DCA) invites area residents to adopt a flower basket to bring color and beauty to historic downtown Camas this spring.

The baskets are designed to add to the small town charm and experience for locals and visitors alike and this is a way for people to contribute directly to the vibrancy of their community. The DCA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that works with the community and the city of Camas in downtown vitality efforts.

The flower baskets adopted by area residents are designed to add to the small town charm and experience for locals and visitors alike and this is a way for people to contribute directly to the vibrancy of their community. Photo courtesy of Downtown Camas Association
The flower baskets adopted by area residents are designed to add to the small town charm and experience for locals and visitors alike and this is a way for people to contribute directly to the vibrancy of their community. Photo courtesy of Downtown Camas Association

Baskets can be adopted for $45. The donation can be made on the DCA website at www.downtowncamas.com/dca/donate-2/adopt-a-flower-basket-for-downtown-camas/and a receipt for the tax deductible donation will automatically be generated. The goal is to again bring 56 baskets to downtown Camas on 4th and 5th Avenues to add color and interest to the streets of downtown from spring through fall.

The Downtown Camas Association invites area residents to adopt a flower basket to bring color and beauty to historic downtown Camas this spring. Photo courtesy of Downtown Camas Association
The Downtown Camas Association invites area residents to adopt a flower basket to bring color and beauty to historic downtown Camas this spring. Photo courtesy of Downtown Camas Association

“The beautiful hanging baskets in downtown Camas make such a difference in our downtown!” says Caroline Mercury, DCA board president. “They are part of the aesthetic that people enjoy when they are here. Along with street plantings, tree and roofline lighting, and public art, the full and colorful baskets are appreciated by visitors and residents alike. We are grateful for the support for the flower baskets each year.”

The DCA appreciates all the community support and also the city of Camas for all their help in watering and maintaining the baskets through the summer.

The DCA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and relies on donations to meet its objectives in Downtown Camas.  The mission of the DCA is to develop and promote historic downtown Camas by creating a vibrant social, cultural and economic center of the community while emphasizing preservation of the city’s historic features.

For more information, visit www.downtowncamas.com.

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