Cathedral Square Friends, Inc.
Press Release

Building on Last Year’s Success

Cathedral Square Friends to expand on last year's successful effort by bringing more hanging flower baskets to the square.

By - Nov 12th, 2018 02:54 pm
Two of the hanging flower baskets in Cathedral Square. Photo by Carl Baehr.

Two of the hanging flower baskets in Cathedral Square. Photo by Carl Baehr.

The Cathedral Square Friends, Inc. has announced that it will expand its successful “Color the Square” initiative. Last year eight light poles in and around the park were decorated with two baskets each which were overflowing with colorful flowers and plants. The sponsor-funded project delighted visitors who attended concerts and other events in the Square as well those eating lunch, playing games, or just enjoying the park.

With the initial project so well received, this new effort will concentrate on getting funding for 28 more baskets to be hung on the Square’s 14 other poles. The new baskets would join the other improvements made to the park during the last year. These enhancements include new bushes enclosed with decorative fencing, the sodding of bare spaces, and now the county is installing a new playground in historic Cathedral Square, the oldest park in the city.

The Friends are pleased to thank the Premier Sponsors for the 2018/2019 flower baskets:

  • Associated Bank
  • East Town Association
  • Milwaukee’s Downtown BID #21
  • SportClub
  • Taylor’s
  • Van Buren Management, Inc.

To learn more about the project and donate online, please visit the Color the Square Phase II campaign page.

About Cathedral Square Friends, Inc.

The mission of Cathedral Square Friends is to support, maintain and enhance Cathedral Square as a historic public gathering place. Cathedral Square Friends, Inc. is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

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