Midland Blooms 2020 Cancelled Due to COVID-19

The Midland Business Alliance (MBA) regrets to announce that Midland Blooms 2020 is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the extended “Stay Home. Stay Safe. Save Lives.” order issued by Governor Whitmer.

This decision was made out an abundance of caution and concern for the health and well-being of the over 500 volunteers who participate on planting day as well as the limited time to prepare the soil for the flowers to thrive for the season. This added to the uncertainty of how the months ahead will unfold pose unprecedented challenges for Midland Blooms to be successful this year.

“This was an extremely difficult decision, but the safety of our community always has to be our top priority,” said Tony Stamas, President and CEO of the Midland Business Alliance. “Since we can’t come together for Midland Blooms this year, let’s all focus on shopping local and supporting our hometown businesses – that is a wonderful way to help our community during this time.”

The MBA would like to thank those who have committed to participated in Midland Blooms this year as well as the many organizations and businesses that provided resources to make this year’s program possible including the City of Midland, Boehler’s Greenhouses, Primrose Retirement Communities, Garber Chevrolet, Midland Ford Lincoln, Betten Baker Buick GMC Cadillac 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 and Corteva agriscience for funding the project as well as Hemlock Semiconductor Operations who made a donation to offset the cost of flowers this year.

The MBA, formerly Midland Area Chamber of Commerce, has proudly coordinated Midland Blooms for the past 30 years. 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 proud of and a warm welcome the many visitors who visit our community.

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 and rest assured that we will be back in 2021!

For more information on Midland Blooms visit www.mbami.org or contact Tina Lynch at (989) 839-9522 x211 or email tlynch@mbami.org.