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With the help of a group of LDS missionaries, the Canby Area Beautification project did some planting

On a misty Oct. 24 morning, four Canby Area Beautification members - Sue Clones, Haunt Rama, Vern Hulit, and Cathy Rae Smith - were joined by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints missionaries Elders Smith, Stevenson and Gozart to plant Italian cypress along Highway 99E across from Canby Builder's Supply and Millar's Point S Tire & Auto Service.

"I was carrying pots of Italian cypress across the street and these very nice young gentlemen immediately interrupted their run to come offer their help," said Smith, the CAB president. "They had half an hour before they needed to be on their way, so they took up shovels and dug right in. They were a tremendous help."

Smith added a special thanks for a DirectLink sponsorship this year.

COURTESY PHOTO? CATHY RAE SMITH - Out for a jog, missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helped the Canby Area Beautification group with a planting project on Saturday.

"This planting will provide a continuity of the Italian cypress planted last year across from NW Furniture Outlet and Fred Meyer, offering a rhythmic vertical accent behind the rose bushes along Highway 99E," said Smith.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Sesquicentennial commemorative tree planting ceremony had to be cancelled last spring. Smith said the group hopes to reschedule that for next spring.

For more information about Canby Area Beautification, check them out on Facebook.


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