Fairbanks boosters are planning for spring flowers

Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2000

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A group of Fairbanks boosters are already thinking spring flowers.

Members of the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce's beautification committee have decided on the color scheme they want to see used by Fairbanks businesses, companies, gardeners and homeowners: ''true red,'' ''powerful purple'' and ''ya-ya yellow.''

Elaine Hawks, owner of Hawks Farm and Garden Center and a member of the panel said large quantities of specific colors makes a big impact.

''That's what we're after,'' she said.

Hawks and chamber president Pamela Younker say they'll concentrate on thoroughfares, bridges and key intersections.

''What we want to do is substantially, and I emphasize substantially, beautify our city on an ongoing basis, and not just this year,'' said Younker. ''Everybody who wants to be involved at any level is encouraged to participate.''

The chamber received a $6,000 grant from the city's bed tax disbursement committee and expects enough corporate and individual donations to match that.

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