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Society works to plant flowers in streets

by webdev

February 21, 2011

A unique kind of competition took place in Albion, Michigan, this past weekend - around 100 men came with their cooking supplies and aprons to cook up wonderful meals for around 500 visitors, according to The Battle Creek Enquirer.

"Oh, my goodness. It was great. Let's see, I had Cajun shrimp, chocolate cake, collard greens, salad - I can't think," attendee Cora McSmith told the news source. "The only thing missing was Alka Seltzer. I will be fine. I don't need any."

Better yet, the proceeds of the event went to the Citizens to Beautify Albion's fundraiser, a movement aiming to plant 29,000 flowers along the city streets. The group's president, Juanita Solis-Kidder, informed the news provider that Men Who Cook raised $3,000.

The flower-planting project will be undertaken in May, which could lend a majestic and beautiful look to the streets of Albion.

This appears to be a very popular idea. A plum blossom show that took place in Xiamen, China, this month featured around 330,000 potted plants arranged along the roads and major landmarks of the city, according to

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