Elkhart stages first-ever fall flower carpet

This Saturday marks the first official day of fall and the city of Elkhart is welcoming in the new season with an incredible work of green art.

Nearly 7,000 of jewel-toned mums fill an entire block in downtown Elkhart in the city's first-ever flower carpet.

The one-of-a-kind display will blanket Waterfall Drive between High and Franklin Streets from now until September 29th.

The pattern was inspired by Elkhart's newly restored Lerner Theatre and represents a celebration of the arts that the whole family can enjoy.
"I don't care if you are 5 years old, just learning to walk, up to an elderly person, you can come down and enjoy this in your own way,” said Craig Sears, buildings and grounds maintenance crew leader . “If it's the kids running around in Central Park behind us, so be it, or mom and dad looking at the flowers, but it's just drawing business downtown, it's bringing awareness to the Lerner Theatre."

The mums will be sold to benefit the Elkhart County chapter of Big Brothers and Big Sisters at the end of the event.


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