In 1996 the Great Bend Beautification Committee started. Committee members are Chairman, Linda Dougherty; June Hillman; Violet Hiss; Mary Kummer; Deon Lupton; and Loretta Miller.
2014 projects included:
Great Bend Post Office painting and landscaping. Landscaping includes bricks from the curb to the sidewalk, two bronze whooping cranes, new paint by Stephenson Painting, and landscaping by Northview Nursery.
Christmas decorations of stainless steel 3D snowflakes and trees by B&B Metal Arts of Hoisington for the 13 large pots on Main Street.
Past Projects include: the Broadway islands; library landscaping and four bronze statues; airport painting and landscaping; pots on Main Street; and maintaining the many gardens around town at the parks and public areas.
The committee also sponsors the Garden Tour at the June Jaunt “Kicks K96 Tour.”