Slide Show: Council for Unity members help beautify community garden

Riverhead High School students in the Council for Unity anti-drug group helped plant red, white and blue flowers around the fences at the River and Roots community garden Thursday in honor of veterans.

They were joined by staff Sgts. Reid Hollingsworth and John White from the local U.S. Army recruiting station on East Main Street.

“I’ve only been in this community for about two months,” staff Sgt. Collingsworth said, “but I feel more welcomed here any place I’ve ever been.”

“I think this is amazing,” said Laurie Nigro, one of the organizers of the downtown garden on West Main Street, south of Griffing Avenue. “Anything that keeps them involved in the community is good. And having them involved in this project is huge for us.”

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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Council for Unity 10th grader Teicarria Anderson plants petunias alongside River and Roots garden co-founder Amy Davidson Thursday afternoon.

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