The Indian Orchard Citizens Council will be kicking off their Indian Orchard Blooms’ campaign on January 1, 2021. In 2020, while working around the challenges brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, which has adversely affected numerous residents and businesses, the neighborhood council was able to hang over 175 flower baskets throughout Indian Orchard. The Council was able to add over 50 new baskets along the Boston Board business corridor at the intersection of Boston Road and Parker Street and along Boston Road from Pasco Road to the Wilbraham town line. This public and private partnership emphasizes the importance of economic development and increases the beautification of the neighborhood.
Mayor Sarno stated, “I want to acknowledge and thank Paul Caron, Zaida Govan, and all the residents and businesses who work together to help keep the neighborhood vibrant and highlight the important role that Boston Road plays in Springfield’s local economy. I will proudly continue to donate and support this Neighborhood Business District Initiative. The Indian Orchard Bloom campaign, which was initially launched in 2018, has successfully expanded its reach every year. This past year, despite the pandemic, the Blooms’ Campaign expanded onto Boston Road and many businesses along Boston Road, despite the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, stepped up to sponsor a flower basket in support of the neighborhood council’s efforts to beautify the neighborhood and they were maintained to look truly fantastic. I am looking forward to joining with the Indian Orchard Citizens Council and kicking off their 2021 Bloom campaign as this aesthetic curb appeal is important. If it looks good, people feel good and want to spend money and buy and invest in the area. Here is to a much better year to come!”