We’d like to share a recent letter we received from the Falls River Landscape Committee:
“Dear Brian and Barrett, I just want to take a moment to express, on behalf of the Falls River Landscape Committee, our sincerest thanks to you, and to the wonderful crew of YardNique employees, who assisted us yesterday with hanging the Falls River holiday decorations.
Fidel, Antonio, and Juan met us at 9am at the bridge into the community, and worked tirelessly all day, with Keith, several volunteers, and me, to retrieve the decorations from the storage building, prepare the planters on the bridge for the holiday topiary change-out, and put the decorations up throughout Falls River. The three crewmembers were joined later in the day by Ramirez and Malachi, who pitched in immediately and provided wonderful extra help.
It was a full day of work to sort through the strings of lights, looking for spent bulbs, replacing those, and sometimes restringing garlands and wreaths with new sets of lights. The crew never ceases to amaze me in how much they remember about where things go from year to year, and just how they should be placed. Anytime someone had a question, it was always, “Check with Fidel…he knows!”
Many times, throughout the drizzly day, Fidel and his crewmembers came up with wonderful, new ideas that truly enhanced the beautiful decorating job. Suggestions such as putting up “Icicle Lights” around the Oakboro Park gazebo roof, rather than the single strand we used before, made the little building just glow with holiday spirit. Thanks to the guys’ efforts, we also have our lighted grapevine reindeer grazing again in the center area of the Falls River roundabout, and they are surrounded by up lighted evergreens—one tree is even decorated with little white lights, this year. (The latter, no small feat, since the tree is close to 20 feet tall!) The brick bridge into Falls River is just beautiful, with perfectly draped lighted garland and wreaths all along both sides.
Not only did the men do all of this lovely decorating, but they also attended to picking up litter, collecting and blowing leaves, and left everything in immaculate condition when the job was completed at 5pm. They, as always, are a pleasure to work with and make the work go smoothly and with a dash of great holiday spirit and fun. They are ever smiling and upbeat! Fidel even joked that he was going to plant some pansies right where one of the lighted grapevine deer was “grazing!”
Thank you all, again, for another wonderful experience with installing the holiday decorations in Falls River. Thanks to your wonderful employees, YardNique has never failed to make a somewhat dreaded job a pleasure for those of us tasked with being Falls River’s “Decorating Elves!”
Wishing you all at YardNique a holiday season filled with meaning and the love of family and friends,
Michelle Porter, Chair, Falls River Landscape Committee”