This happy troop planted flowers in the half barrels on the corners up and down Bridge Street in downtown Hotchkiss on Saturday. Earlier in the week, freshly made planters by Tom Wills, Dustyn Foster and Hotchkiss High School students were moved to their new locations on Bridge Street. The large planters made of mine timbers will be planted later and original artwork engraved and painted will make each unique. One planter does have flowers, though. You can see it by Wills’ Gallery and Used Books. Above are (left to right) Alex Ross, Alexis Halbert, Elaine Brett, Tom Wills, Vicki Halladay, Julian Ross, Trevor Wingfield, Dustyn Foster, Carrie Wingfield (eyes covered), Mary Hockenbery and the prankster Mayor Wendell Koontz.