Barrels Get Filled with Flowers


June 16, 2021

The planter at the Eagles Club features a patriotic motif in its red, white, and blue floral display highlighting geraniums.

With the local garden club no longer active and the Chamber of Commerce not providing funds for flowers, the whiskey barrel planters that line Indiana Street in downtown Chinook have stood empty until recently. In the face of these challenges, several area merchants and generous volunteers have agreed to carry-on the beautification project.

In early June, Owner of Shores Floral & Gift, Bonnie Weber noticed the barren barrels and decided the town needed some color and a welcoming touch for tourists. Realizing that the Jumping Junipers Garden Club had dissolved and that the Chamber curre...

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