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Letter to the Editor

Clarkston Farm and Garden Club appreciates help

August 08, 2012 - Dear Editor,

The Clarkston Farm and Garden Club thanks the wonderful gardeners of our community, Karen Wiltfang, Liz and Mike Doyle, Russ and Paula Jones, Candace and Dick Payne, Lynette and Joe Fioroni, and Pat and Nathan Chase for opening their gardens for the 2012 Garden Walk.

The 400 people who visited the beautiful and inviting gardens were welcomed by the homeowners wth hospitality and information. There was non-stop talk about gardening and "how did you do that?"

In thanking the gardeners, we must remember the 100 degree weather they labored in prior to the walk and persevered. The thought and imagination that viewers saw in the gardens was a work of art. Also thanks to the volunteer musicians and artists who join us each year.

This year, our community garden of interest was the Senior Center Gardens, which is unique with a sensory garden, vegetable gardens, and a memorial garden, all done by volunteers. The garden is worth a visit and is open free for viewing during the week.

Also helping us with program costs were the local businesses who purchased ads in the Garden Walk booklet. Six local restaurants offered special lunch prices for Garden Walkers adding to the day.

With community support, the Garden Club is able to provide three $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors in our community, educational opportunities for Clarkston students and teachers on the environment, Main Street planters, Independence Township library gardens and other projects.

Joette Kunse and Gail Reading

CoChairs, 2012 Clarkston Garden Walk

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