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Residents, businesses encouraged to beautify downtown through adoption program

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The Downtown Jonesboro Association wants to make beautifying downtown a team effort.

Earlier this year, the design committee of the Downtown Jonesboro Association created a program to get businesses and individuals involved and invested in the area.

The program, called Adopt-a-Planter Box, gives green thumbs the chance to adopt and maintain a box for one year to plant flowers, shrubs or small trees.

Hailey Knight, executive director of the Downtown Jonesboro Association, said since they kicked off the program Tuesday, 8 of the 45 planter boxes on Main Street are already spoken for.

"We want people, when they adopt these planter boxes, to have a sense of community pride when they're doing this and know that they're a part of the process of revitalizing our downtown," Knight said.

Jonesboro resident Jarrod Stroud already adopted a planter box. He said he can't wait to show it off.

"We have all these various programs that are coming down to downtown Jonesboro and it'd be kind of cool to be going down to the BBQ Fest, enjoying some BBQ and seeing some beautiful plants and saying ‘Yep! I did that,’" Stroud said.

Knight said they'll be planting on April 22.

If you'd like to adopt a planter box, contact the Downtown Jonesboro Association at (870) 919-6176.

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