Austin flower basket program back for its 28th year

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(ABC 6 News) – Back for its 28th year, the Austin community is coming together for its annual flower basket fundraiser.

The program is funded by the city, the community, and the Hormel company. More baskets will be added this year in the north part of town by Hormel Foods North and The Hormel Institute on Knowlton Avenue. Hormel is donating more than $12,000 towards the program.

“Not only from the perspective of more plants at Knowlton Avenue but also from the perspective of now we have pure decorations all year long,” said Savile Lord, the manager at the Spam Museum.

“So we’ve gone in from just having the flowers over the summer that’s been going on for so long to be able to add those fall and winter decorations. To show the absolute beauty of this community on a daily basis.”

There will be more than 260 baskets this summer. In addition to the summer baskets, the program will also decorate plants for the fall and winter.