Community-sponsored flower baskets brighten downtown Barnesville

Staff Writer
Barnesville Enterprise

In this year of compromise, COVID-19 has presented opportunities to reflect and see the world through different lenses. Locally, Barnesville residents and visitors are greeted by the beauty of the downtown business district punctuated by beautiful blooming flowers.

This annual community project of the Barnesville Chamber of Commerce consists of 50 hanging baskets adorning decorative streetlights and six concrete ground planters.

The most recent chamber newsletter reports the flower arrangements were designed by Fruits of Life nursery. Village Hardware and Rental provided the lift while village employees – Jason Martin, Chase Thompson, Dylan Bostaph, Jay McEndree, Harold Sturgeon, Al Neiswonger and Tyler Lake – were joined by downtown building owner Travis Kaiser, to place the baskets.

Basket and planter sponsors this year include:

Astoria Place of Barnesville

Avenues of Barnesville

Barnesville American Legion, Post 168, Ladies Auxiliary & Squadron and Post 168 Sons of the Legion

Barnesville Chamber of Commerce

Barnesville Community Foundation

Barnesville Do It Best Hardware

Barnesville Education Foundation

Barnesville Exempted Village School District

Barnesville Pumpkin Festival

Barnesville Veterinary Services in Memory of Terry Long

Barnesville Vision Center

Greg & Kathy Batts

Bennoc, Inc.

Blue Moon Tavern

Braido Memorials

Campbell Plumly Milburn Funeral Home

Cheffy Drugs

Flag Floors of Barnesville

Fruits of Life

In Memory of Bob and Andy Gearling by Charlie & Sharon Gearling

Hazlett, Burt & Watson, Inc.

Joe’s Tires, LLC

Joe’s Tire Commercial

Roger and Sally Johnson

Jim & Judy Jones

Tracy & Betty Knox in Memory of Walt Knox

William Knox, CPA

Lemunyon Family

In Memory of Irene Marmie by the Marmie Family

Tim & Liz McKelvey

Dan & Kathy Messenger and Family in Memory of Granddaughter Elle

Tom & Nancy Murphy in Honor of Our Family

Ohio Hills Health Services in Memory of Bill & Kay Chaney

Paula Rowlands in Memory of Curtis Elder

Becky Steele-Watkins-Stanly-Fuller & Avon Products

In Memory of Emery & Vivian Stewart

Sulek & Dutton Real Estate

Dick Thomas in Memory of Althea Thomas

Triple B Trucking, Inc.

Village of Barnesville

Village Hardware & Rental

David & Martha Ward in Honor of Dot Witherow (100 years old)

Kathryn Welch in Memory of Thomas Welch

Small Town Outdoor Services, Inc. – Sam, Stacey, Evan & Diane Wells in Memory of Chip VanCuren


Woodsfield Savings Bank

Group 1: Hissom’s Service Center and Bricker & Eckler

Group 2: Jean Davies, Sue Hanlon, Marsha & Tim Parkinson, Sandy Saffield, Polly Sawvell

Group 3: John & Mary Ann Cheffy, Chuck & Sue Phifer

Group 4: Smitty’s Septic Service & Dave Cook Contracting in Memory of Don & Tom Cook