Many businesses helped Planter Palooza succeed

To the editor:

We are grateful that the 2013 Mifflintown Planter Palooza is being made possible by the contributions of so many faithful businesses.

Thank you to Rickenbaugh Building Supply, McAlisterville for their donation of several flower planters. Thank you to Barnes Body Shop, Thompsontown, and Tim Donnelly of Capital Automotive Refinishing Supplies for donating their time and supplies to prime the 20 planters.

Thank you also to Hunters Run Nursery owner Maggie Shafferman for donating soil and for all the time and effort she put into making the Planter Palooza possible. The planters were picked up and dropped off at Hunters Run Nursery, Port Royal. She hand selected the flowers and planted each painted planter. The 2013 Artists Reception was held at Hunters Run Nursery with her continued involvement.

Thank you to each of the businesses that took care of the planters during their display on the sidewalks of Mifflintown: Andrew L. Winder Law Office, Back Home Trading, Crossroads Pregnancy Center, First National Bank of Mifflintown, Houtz Chiropractic, Juniata County Court House, Juniata Valley Bank, Margaret McCann School of Dance, Old Towne Flowers & Tuxedos, Penn State Extension Courthouse Annex, Steven Manbeck attorney, and Videos-N-More.

Thank you again to Hunters Run Nursery for transporting the planters and replanting flowers for the Juniata County Fair Silent Auction.

And thank you to everyone that bids on the 20 painted planters at the Juniata County Fair Silent Auction held in the Floral Hall, Aug. 31-Sept. 7. Bids end at 6 p.m. Sept. 7. This year’s beneficiary of the 2013 Mifflintown Planter Palooza is Crossroads Pregnancy Center of Mifflintown. All planters can be viewed at and on Facebook.

Thanks again to everyone involved that helped draw together the community and businesses through the arts.

Juniata Cultural Arts Committee