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Professional golfer Billy Andrade hugs Bob Savoie whose $1,000 bid won a dinner date with the local celebrity.

Garden party, auction help Bristol Bloom

The bright flowers adorning the historic lamp posts along Hope, State and Bradford streets help beautify downtown Bristol, but they don’t come cheap. Bristol Blooms, the non-profit organization responsible for the hanging flower baskets, depends on donations from supporters, lamp post sponsorships and fundraisers to buy the flowers, pots and brackets, and maintain them with

Town Administrator Antonio Teixeira and Bristol Blooms co-founder Jackie Cranwell hand the first of 140 flower baskets on Hope, State and Bradford streets.

Downtown Bristol Blooms

Spring is in full bloom and so are downtown Bristol streets thanks to a floral project meant to beautify and draw visitors to the area. The historic lamp posts along Hope, State and Bradford streets are now adorned with hanging baskets of red, white and blue flowers, just in time for the 4th of July

From left to right, Barbara McGarry, Martha Fitting, Summer Karney, Susan O’Donnell, Melinda Birs, Jackie Cranwell, Nancy Stratton, and Susan Maloney hold the first of many flower baskets to adorn Hope Street. Missing in photo are Bristol Bloom members Stan Dimock and Diane Holt.

Bristol Blooms in red, white and blue

With help from Bristol Blooms, Hope Street is a little more festive for this year’s Fourth of July celebration. On Friday, June 28, volunteers from the group Bristol Blooms delivered eight hanging baskets with floral arrangements  to the intersection of Hope and State streets. There, Roger Belmore, a worker for the town’s department of public