You know how it is. You plan, and you scheme, and you ponder, and you revamp until you wonder why in the world you ever thought you could do something and then…suddenly…it all starts coming together. That is exactly the way a small group that calls itself Revitalize Comanche feels today as members begin to see their hard work coming together.
First and foremost was the problem of funding when the little group initially began to dream of a beautiful courthouse landscape that will hopefully woo a portion of the 12,000 people who drive past it each day into stopping in Comanche. Landscaping costs a small fortune; landscaping an area as large as the Comanche courthouse square, a slightly larger fortune. How could the tiny group jump that hurdle?
And then, the Sorrells stepped forward. Not only did Sorrells Farms agree to do the design and layout for absolutely no charge, they also decided that the new landscape is so important that they would do the purchasing of trees, shrubs, plants, etc. and sell to the group at their cost!
It was at this point that members of Revitalize Comanche realized they had a chance! Of course, even at cost, buying plants is expensive.
And that is when people began to step up to help with the funding. First, county commissioners voted to fund a portion of the project. Next to step into line was Texas Bank and a couple of private citizens. Between the county, the bank, and citizen donations, Revitalize Comanche has half of the needed funds. That leaves you and me to find the rest.
Of course, there is also the work that is going to be involved in the venture. There would be no way to afford to have the old bushes, shrubs, etc. removed professionally so the group and those volunteers who step up to help are going to have to do the work themselves. That work will continue over the course of the next few weeks, and planting of those things that will make a beautiful new landscape will happen in September.
We can’t wait to see it!