EDISON—The Clara Barton section of Edison now has a true autumn feel thanks to a recent fall planting.
Three dozen area residents spent a recent Saturday morning on the area’s main thoroughfare – Amboy Avenue – planting orange, yellow, pink and red mums and decorating lampposts with cornstalks.
“We thank these residents for their commitment to bettering our community,” said Mayor Jun Choi. “This type of community-minded service is one of the reasons why Edison is a great place to live, work and raise a family.”
In total 302 mums and 112 cornstalks adorn the three-quarter mile stretch of Amboy Avenue between Route 1 and the New Jersey Turnpike overpass.
Area residents Kathy and Gary Guzz, Pete and Toni Knox and Vanesa and Joe Tremain organized the planting. The beautification project was funded with $1,000 from the Neighborhood Preservation Program, a state grant the township received to revitalize the extended Amboy Avenue neighborhood.
In November 2007, Choi announced that the township received the $525,000 grant from the state Department of Community Affairs. The fall planting is one project of the Neighborhood Preservation Program. Others include classic car Cruise Nights and the Jersey Fresh Edison’s Farmers Market.
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