It's a soggy job, but somebody's got to do it.
Since Project Main Street hung baskets filled with dragon-winged begonias along Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell in late spring, Team H2O has been in action to make sure the flowers survive and thrive.
About four times a week, Team H2O volunteers walk the borough's "waterboy" up and down the avenue to soak the 35 baskets of flowers. The whole process takes about one and a half to two hours, with a stop at for a refill.
Project Main Street volunteers, members of the governing body, local landscapers, Boy Scouts—and now Patch—have been heading out early in the morning to do the job.
Caldwells Patch Local Editor Teresa Akersten and Advertising Sales Manager Timothy Drummond joined Team H2O this week for a Patch Give 5 Day, one of five days a year set aside for giving back to the community.
Pushing the 250 lb. tank when it's full can be tricky. And chances are you will get a little wet. But it's all worth it when you see the Bloomin' Begonias smiling back at you.
If you are interested in joining Team H2O, volunteers are still needed. Contact Tammy at email@example.com. For more information on Project Main Street, visit projectmainst.blogspot.com