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Rutland ready to bloom

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RUTLAND, Vt. -

Calling all florists! Rutland is planting millions of flowers throughout the city.

The goal is to brighten up the colorless winter landscape. Organizers say that soon enough the drab patches in the downtown area will be filled with blossoming flowers.

With help from donations, Green Mountain Power is giving away millions of different types of flower seeds to residents and businesses. Dubbed "Rutland Blooms," the idea behind the giveaway is to give everyone in the community a green thumb, and a beautiful city.

"Getting the community involved, the neighbors involved in beatification efforts and, more importantly, community building to highlight and celebrate the positive points in the city," Rutland Mayor Chris Louras said.

The mayor says the blossoming flowers will be the perfect symbol of the cities brighter future.

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