West Bridgewater is adopting the green space in front of the Cumberland Farms at the intersection of Rt. 106 and Rt. 28 as a small town park with benches and a brick walkway.
WEST BRIDGEWATER – After 30 years of serving the community, the West Bridgewater Lions Club want’s to leave it’s prints on the town.
Selectmen approved the club’s request Wednesday to adopt and contribute to the beautification of a small park in front of the Cumberland Farms in the town center.
The Lions Club donated almost $1,000 to the beautification of the new park space, including helping with planting new trees and donating two new benches that will be installed in the spring with the help of the Parks Department.
“I just think it’s a great collaboration and if we can enhance our downtown area it can really help our downtown come alive,” said Selectman and West Bridgewater Lions Club President Jerry Lawrence.
The project is part of a global Lions Club initiative, meant to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Lions Club International.
The club’s international president challenged all Lions Club chapters– there are over 46,000 worldwide– to create a highly visible Lions Project in the community.
“You’re not going to get much more ‘highly visible’ than the center of town,” Lawrence said.
The club has plans to continue to aid in the beautification and maintenance of the green space. In the future, Lawrence said they hope to install a brick walkway and use the space to dress-up the center during holidays.
“It’s a small space that we hope to have a big impact,” Lawrence said.