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South Orange Village Center to be "Flowerbombed"


SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – The South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA) is planning to “flowerbomb” the downtown area with 5,000 orange tulips and is inviting residents to help plant the bulbs on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“It's going to be a phenomenal event,” said Ben Salmon, SOVCA board member and owner of Kitchen a la Mode.  “When the tulips come up in the spring, it will be such a sight that it should draw people from all over to our downtown and reinvigorate the village.”

The day will start with a ceremonial groundbreaking and planting of the first bulb by village officials in Spiotta Park. Volunteers will then plant bulbs all over the village center.

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“It will have a huge visual impact and should put a smile on people’s faces,” Salmon said. “By doing this together, we will not only beautify our town, but build our community at the same time.”

Following the planting, volunteers will meet for a pizza party at Reservoir Restaurant at 2 p.m. to celebrate. All ages will be welcome. People are asked to bring their own hand shovels and gloves, as only a limited supply will be on hand.

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