The MBA is excited to announce that Midland Blooms will be back again for 2022 with planting day on Saturday, May 21.
The MBA has coordinated the program since its inception in 1989 with the assistance of a volunteer committee comprised of community members and business representatives, as well as City staff members.
The program typically brings over 500 community residents and businesses together for a one-day volunteer service project planting flowers on Midland’s Eastman Avenue corridor providing community ownership residents can be proud of as well as community beautification. This year, red petunias will be planted on the 2.5 mile stretch on Eastman from Wackerly to Buttles.
“The flowers we plant for Midland Blooms not only offer a warm welcome to visitors all summer, from the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational to Riverdays, but show that we all take pride in our community,” said Tony Stamas, MBA President and CEO. “Midland is already a beautiful place and this program enhances it.”
Thanks to Our Community Supporters
For the second year, Corteva Agriscience is the premier business sponsor for the program. To recognize this new partnership, the MBA launched a new Midland Blooms logo last year featuring Corteva and will display signage along the planting route.
“Corteva’s Values are to Enrich lives, Stand tall, Be curious, Build together, Be upstanding, and Live safely,” said Sarah Brooks, Operations and Site Communications Manager. “Through this partnership with the MBA and Midland Blooms, Corteva and our employees are able to showcase these values. We are glad to be a part of the Midland Community and are proud to support the Midland Blooms program that we look forward to each year.”
Additionally, the MBA would like to thank those who have committed to participate in Midland Blooms this year as well as the many organizations and businesses that provided resources to make this year’s program possible. The MBA couldn’t implement this program without the City of Midland, Boehler’s Greenhouses, Primrose Retirement Communities, Garber Chevrolet, Midland Ford Lincoln, and Coffee Chaos. We are grateful to the Charles J. Strosacker Foundation, Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation, Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, the Dow Foundation, CBM Services and Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau for funding the project as well as Hemlock Semiconductor Operation who donated to offset the cost of flowers this year.
Primrose Retirement Communities will be hosting a sit-down pancake breakfast outdoors for volunteers following planting.
Get Involved with Blooms!
Do you love Midland Blooms? An endowment fund has been established with MACF to keep Blooms going strong. Please consider supporting the program on May 3 during Give Local Midland. Visit www.givelocalmidland.org to learn more.
Join nearly 500 of your neighbors for this one-day volunteer effort! We are looking for teams of 8-10. Click here to learn more about volunteering for Midland Blooms.
On behalf of the Midland Business Alliance and the Midland Blooms Planning Committee, we would like to thank the community for their support and commitment to Midland Blooms.