HOOKSETT, NH – JULY, 2016: The Hooksett Garden Club is seeing the results of months of hard work, now that its “Bridge of Flowers” is complete. Drivers going over Memorial Bridge will see 48 flower boxes filled with 192 bright pink Supertunias, which should be in bloom into the fall. The club and the town work jointly on this Hooksett beautification project.
Although the project is not new, this is the first year an irrigation system is in place so the boxes do not have to be watered manually. This involved getting approval from the N.H. Department of Transportation and having a unique system designed by North Point Outdoors.
Macy Industries provided all 48 stainless steel stands, the hardware installed on the bridge to accommodate the flower boxes and all the components for installing the watering system. The Bridge Committee, led by members Doris Sorel and Mary Farwell and other club members, worked with Diane Boyce and Phil Arnone of the Hooksett Highway Department, town engineer Jim Donison, Town Administrator Dean E. Shankle Jr., and Marcel and Nicholas Mercier of Macy Industries to make the flower boxes possible.
This is the club’s largest annual beautification project. Members also take care of the Hooksett Public Library gardens, the two “Welcome to Hooksett” gardens — the “Point Garden” at the intersection of Route 3 and Main Street and at the southern Exit 9 entrance on Hooksett Road — and the Granite Water Trough in front of the Hooksett Historical Society. The club always welcomes new members, who don’t have to be from Hooksett.