To the Editor:

Did you know that the hanging baskets and the adopt-a-gardens that you see around town are organized and maintained by the Beautification commission for the town of Darien? Sandy Drimal had been organizing the hanging baskets for 15 years and deserves a big thanks for her hard work. She has stayed on to help train the new group and for that we are  grateful.

Suzanne Schutte who resigned as chairman last fall was on the commission for over 20 years. She is a hard act to follow.  If you love to garden, love your town and want to volunteer to keep Darien beautiful please reach out to anyone you know on the commission which includes Julia Arstorp, Elizabeth Hall, Susie Skerett, Dawn Stegelmann, Sandy Drimal or me Cristina Orsi-Lirot (

Cristina Orsi-Lirot