Heroes Project brings landscaping to park
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More than half-dozen Lowe's employees, on their day off, dug in to help the Mills River community Wednesday morning by landscaping the entrance to the new park.
Employees from the Arden and Brevard home improvement stores joined forces to spruce up the park's entrance for its annual Lowe's Heroes service project.
“Every year we do a Heroes Project. This year we decided to partner with another store,” said Brent McCrimmon, manager of the Brevard location. Wearing red “Be a Hero” shirts, volunteers gathered around the entrance to the park off of Haywood Road at 8 a.m. with shovels in hand.
Under the guidance of North Carolina Nurseryman Evelyn Ward, who works at the Arden store, the volunteers planted daylilies, compact Japanese hollies, orange rocket barberries and arbovitaes — vibrant-colored plants mixed with evergreens.
Haskell Staton, a salesman at the Arden store, said he hopes the low-maintenance shrubs will brighten up the park's gateways for years to come.
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