On a recent visit to Mount Savage, my dad’s hometown, I was extremely impressed with the beautification efforts put forth by this community.
The colorful flowers planted at both entrances to the town on Route 36 were a sign of welcome to this Allegany County town. The abundance of flowers in front of the Mount Savage Post Office, Iron Rail Diner, City Jail, the First National Bank of Mount Savage building, along with many well-kept residences, illustrated the pride that local residents are taking in this town founded in 1844.
As a member of Let’s Beautify Cumberland!, I was impressed by the efforts of the Mount Savage Historic Society and its members to capture the beauty and maintain the spirit of this town known for making the first iron rail in the United States.
As I traveled the narrow streets of this scenic town … cobblestones included, I was reminded of a quote from the late Butch Hendershot, former Cumberland city councilman and founder of Let’s Beautify Cumberland!: “We hope you enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.”
I know I did that day on my visit to Mount Savage.
Thank you to those residents of all communities who go the extra mile to beautify their hometown.
Ed Mullaney, co-chair of LBC!
Proud descendant of the Mullaney Family of Mount Savage