Mums The Word At Bayer Community/Hanover Twp. Service Collaboration Day

Bayer employees who volunteered to landscape Hanover Township’s municipal campus as part of Bayer’s “Nationwide Community Service Day” on Friday, Oct. 12, made short, colorful work of the beautification project.  Beginning at 9 a.m. the group of 48 divided up into five teams and with guidance from the Township’s Department of Public Works, planted a total of 300 chrysanthemums at Town Hall locations.

At the kickoff, Mayor Ron Francioli and Township Committeeman/Open Space Advisory Committee (OSAC) Liaison Mike Mihalko thanked Bayer for donating 150 of the flowers, and the Bayer volunteers, OSAC members, and the Department of Public Works for their work on the collaboration, which included tree planting at Veterans Memorial Park.

During closing remarks, Ray Kerins, Bayer Corporation’s Senior vice president of Communications, Government Relations & Policy, and Mike Halibej, president of the Hanover Township Little League Association lauded the work of the Bayer employees and acknowledged the success of the project partnership.

In addition to beautifying the grounds around the township sign facing Route 10, at the entrances to Town Hall, Whippanong Library, Multi-Purpose Community Center, police department, and around the monument at Veterans Memorial Park, Bayer planted three maple trees the Open Space Advisory Committee purchased for the park.  The maples were strategically located to offer future shade for those who attend Hanover Township Little League games, and an environmentally-friendly touch of grace and beauty for all park visitors to enjoy.

Businesses or organizations interested in partnering with Hanover Township on a community service project, contact Robin Dente, Community Affairs/Public Policy coordinator at

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