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Canby Area Beautification will need some help planting 200 rose bushes along Highway 99E on Jan. 22

Upwards of 200 rose bushes will be planted along Highway 99E on Jan. 22 and the Canby Area Beautification group is looking for some volunteer help.

The planting will be along the highway across from NW Furniture Outlet, beginning at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a shovel and work gloves. Hot chili and cider will be provided.

"This ongoing beautification project has been amazing for improving the look along Highway 99E. I look forward to the planting event on Jan. 22," Mayor Brian Hodson said.

COURTESY PHOTO: CATHY RAE SMITH - Volunteers of all kinds are being sought for a Canby Area Beautification rose planting project along Highway 99E on Jan. 22.

Canby Area Beautification President Cathy Rae Smith said, "Canby's tagline is 'The Garden Spot' and projects such as this work toward that goal. Through the strength of community involvement, donations and volunteers alike, we can achieve."

Crews from the Canby Fire Department and Rivers of Life Center plan to join in the planting project on Jan. 22.

COURTESY PHOTO: CATHY RAE SMITH - Volunteers who show up for the Jan. 22 rose planting project should bring work gloves and a shovel.

Donations of funds and materials to help make this happen include DirectLink, Canby Equipment & Rental, City of Canby, Fred Meyer, NW Furniture Outlet, Garden World, as well as community members such as Ben Millar, Canby Fire, Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints missionaries, and Rivers of Life Center. Volunteers joining CAB efforts this year have reclaimed the areas along Highway 99E that were becoming overgrown after a year of pandemic shutdown.

To donate and/or volunteer, contact the CAB president at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and visit the Facebook page: Canby Area Beautification. CAB is a 501©3 nonprofit organization.

Rivers of Life Center can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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