Teacher Tracy O’Brien’s Care-A-Van group of summer school youngsters from Ripon Middle School and Barlow Park School volunteered their time last sumer to help improve the appearance of the Village Green and the “Welcome to Ripon” sign at the northwest corner of Blackburn and East Fond du Lac streets. The base had been sitting full of weeds the entire summer, showcased no new flowers or plantings and made for an unattractive welcome to Ripon.
Teacher Tracy O’Brien’s Care-A-Van group of summer school youngsters from Ripon Middle School and Barlow Park School volunteered their time last sumer to help improve the appearance of the Village Green and the “Welcome to Ripon” sign at the northwest corner of Blackburn and East Fond du Lac streets. The base had been sitting full of weeds the entire summer, showcased no new flowers or plantings and made for an unattractive welcome to Ripon.

TO THE EDITOR:

     I read with interest the article, “Green future eyed for downtown”, on the front page of the 3 May Commonwealth Press.   

     This article talked about increasing the green space and “planting the boulevards” around the downtown area.  

     The community can’t even get the weeds out of the small two foot by six foot welcome to Ripon sign on the corner of Blackburn and East Fond du Lac Street.  

     How will they accomplish taking care of even more plantings? ...

    This will be my third year expressing my displeasure about the unsightly weeds in the small two foot by six foot flower bed under the Welcome to Ripon sign.

     Please tell me who is in charge of this sign area ...

— Pat Grahn
 826 Layton Drive

     To read the entire letter, see the May 9, 2018 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.