‘Tis the season. The Midland Business Alliance announced that the Midland Blooms will be back again for 2023.
Planting day will take place on Saturday, May 20.
“Midland is a beautiful place and the flowers that we plant for Midland Blooms enhance this beauty,” said Tony Stamas, President and CEO of the Midland Business Alliance. “From the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational to visitors checking out Dow Gardens, we want all visitors to Midland to see that we take great pride in our community.”
This year, a mix of purple petunias will be planted along the two-mile stretch down Eastman Avenue from Dilloway Drive to Buttles. This is a modification from the traditional planting area due to road construction.
The business alliance has coordinated the program since its inception in 1989 with the assistance of a volunteer committee comprised of community members and business representatives, as well as city staff members. The program typically brings more than 500 community residents and businesses together for a one-day volunteer service project planting flowers on Midland’s Eastman Ave. corridor providing community ownership residents can be proud of as well as community beautification.
For the third year, Corteva Agriscience is the premier business sponsor for the program.
“Corteva’s Values are to Enrich lives, Stand tall, Be curious, Build together, Be upstanding, and Live safely,” said Sarah Brooks, Operations and Site Communications Manager. “Through this partnership with the MBA and Midland Blooms, Corteva and our employees are able to showcase these values. We are glad to be a part of the Midland Community and are proud support the Midland Blooms program that we look forward to each year.”
Additionally, the Midland Business Alliance (MBA) would like to thank those who have committed to participate in Midland Blooms this year as well as the many organizations and businesses that provided resources to make this year’s program possible.
“The MBA could not have implemented this program without the City of Midland, Boehler’s Greenhouses, Primrose Retirement Communities, Garber Chevrolet, Midland Ford Lincoln and Coffee Chaos,” Lauren Bruck, Marketing Specialist with the business alliance, wrote in a press release. “The organization is grateful to the Charles J. Strosacker Foundation, Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation, Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, the Dow Foundation and CBM Services for funding the project as well as Hemlock Semiconductor Operation who donated to offset the cost of flowers this year.”