"Welcome to Boardman" is even more welcoming now, thanks to a donation of time and plants at the new sign on the east side of Market Street by the Boardman Lions Club. The club planted roses, boxwood, euonymus, and day lilies at the base of the sign as part of their continuing commitment to keep the Market Street corridor between Western Reserve Road and U.S. 224 clean and attractive. That effort also includes litter cleanup along the highway six times during the warm weather months. Lions Lee Ward, Mandy Ward, Joni Blase, Ron Paris, and Club President Terry Shears purchased the shrubs and planned the design. Elliott's Nursery helped the club with a discounted rate.
"We are happy to 'adopt' the Market Street sign as part of our highway cleanup," Shears said. "Our next effort will be to landscape the Route 224 sign at Mill Creek Park upon its completion. It's part of the Lions' Club motto 'We Serve,' Shears said.
Getting their green thumbs dirty were Lions Club members Lee Ward, Joni Blase, Ron Paris, and Terry Shears.