Planters, hanging baskets maintained by community members

TIFFIN, Ohio – October 17, 2022 – Each year, the City of Tiffin is proud to have many volunteers who give of their time and efforts to keep our downtown, parks and city entrances looking beautiful by maintaining the flowers and hanging baskets.

Each year, the City provides the plants and soil for the planters, as well as water and equipment for those who help with the hanging baskets. There are 80 box planters in Downtown Tiffin, which were purchased by the Tiffin Shade Tree and Beautification Commission and using grants from the OSS Competitive Funding Grant and the Meshech Frost Charitable Trust, with help from Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership’s Downtown Main Street Program which assisted in obtaining the grants.

Many volunteers and local businesses and organizations provide the planting of flowers and maintaining the planters and landscaping areas and watering the hanging baskets is done by many volunteers and local businesses and organizations who give their time toward the project.

Mayor Dawn Iannantuono said, “I am grateful to the volunteers who commit to helping with the care of our planters and hanging baskets. It is through your efforts that we keep this program going year after year.”

Volunteers are always welcome, either to water the hanging baskets or to plant and maintain flowers. Individuals and community groups may pledge their time, and those interested in volunteering are encouraged to contact the Mayor’s office at (419) 448-5401 or by emailing There is currently a need for volunteers to help with the landscaping at a few of our parks, memorials and the city entrance signs. 

List of flower planter and landscape volunteers and sponsor businesses/organizations: A Little Faith Ministries; American Civil War Museum of Ohio; American Legion Post 169; Eleanor Anderson in Memory of Gary and Jeanne Anderson and Jane A. Ecos; Assured Title Agency of Tiffin Inc.; Bair Bros.; Behm & Henry Law; Bilger Landscape; Blossoms and Butterflies; Rachel and Brian Briggs in Memory of Katie Briggs; The Chandelier; Champs Barber Shop; Clover Club; Tony Consolo; Dan Elchert family in Memory of Paul Elchert Sr.; Dave Spridgeon; Deckers Furniture; Zoe Dolch in Memory of Logan Michael Dolch; Susie Dunn; ECI Inc.; Edward Jones - Chris Lee; Elmwood at The Shawhan; Empire 138; FroZone; G W’s Restaurant; Gase and Carley Families; Chris and Judy Hafley; Patty Hayes in Memory of Mark D. Hayes; Hoffman-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home; The Hoernemann Family; The Hub Tiffin-Seneca Teen Center; Hunan King; Jack & Do’s Pizza; Kem Jackson; Kahler & Kahler Law; Lange Gordon Rannigan & Claus LLC; Lee's Floor Coverings; Loan Depot; Denny and Kelli Miller; MK Counseling & Consulting, LLC; Betty and Jim Montz in Memory of Alice Fitch; Old Trinity Episcopal Church; Overflow Ministries of Tiffin; The Perkins Family; Michael Pinkston and Karen Klepper; Reinos Catering Room; ReMax Unlimited Results Realty; Bryce Riggs and Allison Kelly; The Ritz Players; Seneca County Board of Elections in Memory of Mike Bridinger; Seneca Regional Planning Commission; Tiffin Chapter #189 Order of the Eastern Star; Tiffin Elks #94; Tiffin Glass Museum & Shoppe; Tiffin Lions Club; Tiffin-Seneca Public Library; Tiffin-Seneca United Way; Viewpoint Graphics; VOA Autumnwood Care Center; Susan Wilkinson in Memory of Tom Clouse; Christy and Randy Wiser; Lindsey and Michael Work; the Yates Family; Abigail and Kory Young.

List of watering volunteers: Karen and Ned Behm; Rachel and Brian Briggs; Kathy and Jack Felton; Tiffany and Brent Fry; Julie and Denny Kerschner; Micah Kerschner; Bri and Luke Hafley; Judy and Chris Hafley; Ann and Ken Jones; Kelly and Denny Miller; Mike Pinkston and Joan Martin; Riedy Family; Bryce Riggs and Allison Kelly; Toria and Brock Riggs; Kem Jackson and JD Schiriak; Amber and Dave Spridgeon; Lecia and Tim Wadsworth; Susan and Lee Wilkinson; Abigail and Kory Young; and Kem and Fred Zoeller.