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  • Karen Luzuriaga

Annual RFM Spring Clean-up

19 April 2021

A Community Works Together

Linda Hixon and Kathie Truxall transform a garden!

Rebecca Elston planted this original rosemary years ago!

On Saturday, March 27, 2021, Chesapeake Bay Garden Club (CBGC) members and community volunteers spent the morning at the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum (RFM) for the museum's annual spring grounds clean-up. Volunteers arrived a 9 a.m. with shovels, spades, rakes, power washers, paint, brushes, power tools, and a classic pickup truck to carry away garden waste.

The garden club focused on the gardens around the museum and Festival Halle. Weeds were pulled, bushes trimmed, and ornamental grasses were trimmed. The gardens were neat and tidy when everyone finished their jobs. Members of the garden club enjoyed meeting up with old friends.

The museum helpers, including neighbors and the Bethany United Methodist Church next door, worked hard to clean up the buildings and property. Buildings and pavements were power washed, and doors were painted a pretty nautical blue. They also did some weeding and edging of the grasses. The place looks great!

To cap off the morning, a delicious lunch was provided by the museum including grilled hot dogs, chips, water, soda, and homemade desserts. Members from both organizations mingled and got caught up on local news.

When you visit the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, please take time to wander the grounds. There are great outcomes when a community works together to preserve its rich history.

Article and photos contributed by Karen Luzuriaga.


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