LISBON FALLS — The Lisbon Historical Society will host founder Faye Brown and early supporter Noyes Lawrence of the “Green Thumb Gang” at a program on Wednesday, April 11.

The organization was created in 1997 to beautify the town of Lisbon in preparation for its 200th anniversary in 1999.

The call went out for volunteers to work on “adopt-a-spot” gardens, and to be “growers, sowers, hoers and mowers.” The response was good, and the “Green Thumb Gang” was established to harness the many volunteers.

Several years later, when some early student members of the group entered their new Community Elementary School, they planted a memorial tree on the grounds. The “Gang” and its volunteers, like these students, continued to beautify the town for many more years. Brown and Lawrence will recount the story of the “Green Thumb Gang.”

Refreshments will be served following the program. The Lisbon Historical Society is located in the MTM Center, 18 School St. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will start at 7. Parking is at the rear of the MTM building, as is the entrance to the society rooms.

For further information, call 207-353-8510, or inquire at [email protected]

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