LC First discussed upcoming projects for 2019 at their meeting on Jan. 3 at the Lewis County Senior Center. Longtime member, Ray Smith, who was present for the group’s founding, said they need to ensure their projects can be completed in a timely manner.
One project they acquired in 2018 is the Holt Property. The group has obtained a 10 year lease for the property, and plan to remove debris and level the land. Then they will add benches, which they already have in their possession. They also discussed preparing a maintenance schedule for the property.
LC First plans to promote the Jane Lew Community Garden more, as well. They discussed advertising the free lots, and form a cut off date for users to obtain plots. They also considered planting crops in unused plots for donation to the local food bank.
Other topics regarding the community garden include acquiring a security camera, finishing the butterfly garden, tilling and fertilizing the plots, and providing basic information on successful gardening, with the possibility of monthly community events centered around the garden.
On the wish list is a storage building and putting down crush and run between plots.
The Whelan Field needs attention, with the first order of business being removing the tree that was cut down earlier. They also want to clean flower beds, and push fundraising efforts for the field.
The Little Free Libraries are in need of children’s books, and efforts to replenish supplies will be set each month. They are scheduled to construct and paint new libraries on Jan. 20.
LC First is open to anyone. They meet twice a month. Their next meeting is scheduled for Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Jane Lew Community Center. You can also follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ lewiscountyfirst.