LISBON FALLS — Faye Brown, founder of the Green Thumb Gang, and her assistant, Noyes Lawrence, will talk about how the group got started and its accomplishments in beautifying the town at the Lisbon Historical Society meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the MTM building, 19 School St.
The group drew many residents and businesses to volunteer and donate time, effort and land. Brown also involved kindergarten classes, and in 2005 when they became sixth-graders at the new Community School, they planted memorial trees on the campus.
The first call for the group went out in October of 1997: “Help Wanted to Do Some Dirty Deeds in the Town of Lisbon. We need growers, sowers, hoers, mowers, and more,” the poster read. The response was gratifying. Brown and Lawrence will tell about planting the seeds for the idea and how those seeds grew and flourished.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Parking and entrance are at the rear of the MTM building.
For more information, contact 207-353-8510 or LisbonHistSoc@gmail.com.