EC library to get new landscaping
Rotary Club looks for volunteers
February 4, 2013
EVANS CITY — The Evans City Rotary Club is looking for volunteers to help with a spring project to spruce up the outside of the town library. Rotarian and borough council vice president Lee Dyer said a former Rotarian who is a landscaper provided plans to refurbish the entrance of the borough library on South Jackson Street. Dyer said all vegetation near the front door will be removed because it is overgrown and in disarray. The area, which is about 24-by-14 feet, will include a large concrete pad with benches and an old-fashioned clock with “Evans City Public Library” and “Evans City Rotary” on it. A flagpole will be added at the intersection of South Jackson and Harrison streets. Plantings will include small shrubs, a weeping spruce, knockout roses and lilies. The area will be edged in decorative brick. “We wanted to create a Rotary garden, and we also wanted to enhance what we feel is the centerpiece of the town, the library,” Dyer said. Dyer said the project will cost about $10,000, and the Rotary Club has already raised $6,500 through grants and personal donations. Donations of any amount continue to be accepted, Dyer said. “We are extremely excited about this,” said Dyer. “For a small club like us, that’s an awful lot of money.” He said a handful of Evans City businesses have pledged their support, including Pat Boylan of Boylan Funeral Home. He will supply a marble plaque that will feature the year the project is done, the Rotary logo and key donors. Those interested in donating or volunteering can call Dyer at 4-585-6200.