The Rose Valley Centennial Foundation has accomplished has already accomplished a number of projects in the Community with the help of the Boy Scouts of Troop 272 and a number of dedicated residents.
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Beautifying the Bus Stop at Brookhaven and Rose Valley Roads
In 2017, Eagle Scout Will Swartentruber completed a renovation of the crumbling bus stop at the corner of Rose Valley and Brookhaven Road. In the process, he transformed it into a gateway to our arts and crafts community with a tile roof to join the 5-petal rose that blooms beside it.
Our Heritage Garden and Veterans Memorial continues to bloom…
And the flag still waves on holidays. The original gatehouse project continues to mature and become more beautiful – Here are some photos and a video of the Rose Valley Heritage Garden and Veterans Memorial.
We call this a completed project, but it continues to be improved, thanks to Rose Valley’s own Boy Scout Troop 272 and the volunteers from the Rose Valley Centennial Foundation.
In 2015, wiring was installed to light the fountain and mercer tile work on the Heritage Garden and to provide wall washers the Will Price pillars on Rose Valley Road. Those lights should be operable this year. A system to pump water from Vernon Run to replenish the water that evaporates from the fountain was also completed this year. And flag markers bearing the insignia of all the branches of the service represented by current and former residents of Rose Valley were permanently installed behind the Veterans’ memorial thanks to the cementing skills of Bill Hale.
Under the guiding hand of our landscape designer, Margery Howe, the Scouts removed more invasive plants from the banks of Vernon Run and the bank behind the Veterans Memorial and planted native plants. Stop by this spring to see the endless season of color and interest this work will provide.
All this work has been done at no cost to the Borough of Rose Valley, which owns the site, or to The Rose Valley Centennial Foundation thanks to the Boy Scout’s fundraising efforts.
Finally, despite it fledging status, the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society named the Rose Valley Heritage Garden and Veteran’s Memorial as a Garden of Distinction in its 2015 Gardening and Greening Contest. The judges asked that we invite them back in a few years when the plantings have matured as they saw a real blue ribbon winner in the making.
Rose Valley Heritage Garden and Veterans Memorial – Phase Two
Phase 2 of the Rose Valley Heritage Garden and Veterans Memorial is Underway.
Additional Eagle Scout projects are underway at The Rose Valley Heritage Garden and Veterans Memorial, they include
- Repairing the retaining wall above the ruins and fountain
- Removing invasive plants around the Gatehouse and along the stream bed of Vernon Run and plant native plants on the steam bed
- Installing low voltage lighting at the Heritage Garden and on the stone pillars on Rose Valley Road
The Rose Valley Heritage Foundation appreciates the efforts of Rose Valley Troop 272. The hard work of the scouts and their leaders, who are donating not only the time, but the material for this second phase of improvements, have moved this project toward completions years ahead of the RVCF original timeframe.
Rose Valley Heritage Garden and Veterans Memorial – Phase One
The first phase of the Rose Valley Heritage Garden and Veterans Memorial
was completed and dedicated on November 9th.
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