The Hartford Betterment Committee is a group of volunteers that was formed to help the city in several ways. They were instrumental in obtaining the flower planters and several benches in the parks. They plant and maintain the flowers and plants in the parks throughout the summer.
They have pursued and have been awarded several grants that have helped make several improvements to the city park and playground equipment.
They sponsor the festive tree lighting at the gazebo and Santa coming to town on the first Friday of December. Pictures, crafts and treats are enjoyed by all that evening.
The Easter egg hunt in the city park is also a fun event sponsored by the Committee. Special golden eggs and a visit by the Easter Bunny are a favorite on the Saturday before Easter.
The Committee has been cooking and serving the Warren County Leadership Group a great home cooked meal in March for the past several years. The group enjoys chicken and noodles and awesome pies for this event.
The annual city-wide garage sales are held on the first Saturday in June. The HBC manages this event while having a bake sale and serving lunch at the Lodge Hall that day.
Music in the Park is the most recent event they are sponsoring at the gazebo on the third Monday of the month. Many musicians have performed for an evening in the town gazebo that has been standing for over a century.
The Hartford Betterment Committee meets the second Tuesday of the month at city hall at 6:30 pm. Caroline McNamar can be reached at 515-989-0149.