Linda Masters wrote an article titled "What a wonderful weekend in Bull Shoals" for the Baxter Bulletin. She gave a "hats off to Ryan Branaman" and the Beautification Committee for cleaning up the old Harp's parking lot and helping put together the craft fair that happened there. She also praised the other fun events of the weekend. It really was a great time to be in Bull Shoals!
 
 
The old Harp's lot, across the street from the current Harp's grocery store, feels like the center of Bull Shoals. It has been abandoned for several years creating an eyesore and a sadness among those of us who love the town. But, the Beautification Committee has been given permission to clean it up! Here are a handful of 'before' pictures.
 
 
The Beautification Committee transformed the front of Bull Shoals' newest restaurant. Now Hank & Katie's bakery and café looks so nice! Thanks again to the Flippin Walmart for donating plants! And to Gabriele from Gabriele's Flowers and Fibers for buying more signs from Mary at Ozark Engraving. They're yellow this time, and they look great!
 
 
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Ryan accepted a $200 donation from Chris Ross (VFW Ladies Auxiliary) for the Beautification Committee. Such a generous gift!

The story was published in the Community section of the Baxter Bulletin on July 28 (See it here), and on page six of the July 30 edition of the Mountaineer Echo (See it here).



 
 
The crew has been arranging plants donated by Flippin Walmart in pots donated by Ozark Landcrafters. You will see them at several sites in Bull Shoals, including the Volunteer Fire Department, Shape Fitness, the Little Bit Used Shop, and the Bull Shoals Theater. 
 
 
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The beautifiers pruned the yew hedges and pulled the leaves out from around them. With the debris gone, they found a rock garden bed with edging already there! They added some perennials donated by Flippin Walmart, washed the rocks, and now the bath house is better. (Notice the red sign donated by Ozark Engraving.)

 
 
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Mary Maddon from Ozark Engraving donated five signs to draw attention to the improved gardens around town. They're beautiful!

 
 
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Ryan and Marilyn used more of the plants from Flippin Walmart to polish up the north entrance to McDonald Meadows at Alford. 

 
 
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Marilyn, Garby and Ryan planted flowers at the entrance of the Chamber Office using perennials donated by the good folks at the Flippin Walmart nursery and mulch from the City of Bull Shoals

 
 
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Dam Site Park is open! Over the past few weeks, volunteers from around town have come together with the City of Bull Shoals to clean up Dam Site Park after years of neglect. The transformation has been remarkable!