The City of Eagle Point will not be able to fund the petunia baskets this year because of necessary budget cuts made to balance the budget.
The baskets were extremely popular last summer and something many have said they wanted to see continue. However, they are far from free. Last year was the first year for Tim Ebert and Four Seasons to get involved in the hanging and daily care of the baskets. He lost money on the project.
This year baskets will cost $329 each for the season, which runs May-October. That is $65 a basket. Ebert needs to know if Eagle Point is going to do the baskets and how many baskets the city will do by early March.
Last year the city had a total of 52 baskets. Bob Russell, Butte Creek Mill, is seeking donations and is hoping the community, groups and individuals can support 35 to 40 baskets. Please call Bob at 826-3531 to say you will do a basket and/or assist him in the project.