The mysteries of buying a park bench?
- Subject: [cg] The mysteries of buying a park bench?
- From: Alliums email@example.com
- Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 09:53:53 -0500
Now that it's winter and not a time of religious holidays, I'm doing all
the paperwork to get this labyrinth up and running by June 4th (the
dedication date picked specifically since the 30+ roses will be in bloom
and with all these new folks who know little to nothing about the community
garden, I figured I'd pick a time when the garden is just stunning [and the
weeds haven't had time to really do their thing!]).
So, awhile back, I asked about good places to buy a park bench and you
folks gave me some great sites. I found several models I just
love. HOWEVER, the thing that is making me very, very nervous is that
almost NONE of the sites have prices! They all say "contact us" for
pricing. How can I comparison shop between the different models if there
aren't any listed prices?
So, any advice about approaching these companies? We're just a
church-based community garden that doesn't have a lot of funds and needs
only one park bench so that folks who have used our labyrinth can have a
place to sit and process what the experience has given them (something that
most labyrinth sites have told me is a necessity) -- based on past
experience, I'm very nervous that hearing that it's only one bench, the
companies will jack up the price beyond what we can afford, just to blow us
I have a two friends in the Phoenixville Recreation Department -- would
they be taken more seriously by these companies that I would?
Any advice here appreciated!
Dorene Pasekoff, Coordinator
St. John's United Church of Christ Organic Community Garden and Labyrinth
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St. John's United Church of Christ, 315 Gay Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460
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