State grant helps Sutton Housing Authority add a driveway, gardens and a cow

SUTTON — New clotheslines. a new grill.

Nice, but a bit normal.

A new water sculpture, handicapped accessible picnic tables, gardens, colorful benches, and a multi-colored painted cow?

Not so ordinary.

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Thanks to a state grant, the Sutton Housing Authority was able to fix up the land around Orchard Apartments on Church Street.

On the morning of July 21, days after the cow was installed, Mark Bailey, president of the Sutton Housing Authority, and John Slocum, executive director of SHA, showed what had been done.

A birdbath and handicapped accessible picnic table are some of the amenities installed at the Sutton Housing Authority.

Along a walking path that circles the 40-unit area are birdbaths, a couple of raised garden beds, and large benches that seat eight.

There is room for wheelchairs on benches and picnic tables.

At one end of Orchard Apartments, there is a shuffleboard court, along with something that is not allowed in the apartments (due to fire regulations): an outdoor grill.