Wednesday, October 31, 2018 10:58 AM
MEMORIAL GARDEN FUNDRAISER
Our chapter is rolling out a new fundraiser to support the on-going costs of the Children’s Memorial Garden located in James Memorial Park, Sellersville. Recently holly bushes, azalea bushes and dwarf variegated bushes were planted rounding out the four season display in the garden. The additional bushes and perennials will reduce the amount of annual plants that need to be added each spring and summer.
Even with the large number of volunteers willing to water the garden on a daily basis during the heat of the summer, watering has become a bit of a problem. Most of the volunteers live a distance away and it’s hard to know if it rained at the garden or not. This summer saw flooding rain in one area and just a few miles away no rain at all. As a result, Lynette Lampmann and I have been researching simple irrigation systems for the garden. As a result we have found that a drip irrigation system would solve the watering problem. We hope to have a system in place early next spring.
We hope the variety of items offered will appeal to those looking for holiday gifts. The blanket is so soft and quite large. It comes with a voucher to have it monogramed if you wish for $5 at Doylestown Embroidery. The tote is a great size, has a zipper closure, pockets on each side for water bottles or phones. The apron is a nice quality fabric and in the dark colors work great for the man in your life who loves to BBQ. It pairs nicely with the two bottle wine tote. The divider can be moved so it can hold a one large bottle. The sport caps are a very nice quality as well. All great gift ideas! Please help us support the garden. Please note that all orders must be picked up at a support meeting or at the Candlelighting. Shipping is not available
Hugs to all and have a lovely Thanksgiving!
Ginny Leigh-Manuell, Chapter Leader
Bereaved Mom of Brian
This year we have finally begun to build our dream Memorial Garden for the children, grandchildren and siblings gone too soon. The Memorial Garden would not be possible without the generous donations of our members as well as very generous sponsors. We would like to take the time here to thank those sponsors. Please read the list of businesses below and patronize them for your next project around your homes.
We could not have proceeded without Lynn Kraft, Landscape Designer. Lynn's garden design brought our dreams to paper and now to life. He has spent countless hours over the past 4 years with our Garden Committee, planning and even going to township meetings with us. Thank you Lynn from the bottom of our hearts!!!
Our Garden Committee Chairwomen, Lynette Lampmann will certainly keep everyone updated on the progress we make as well as announcing our "Grand Opening Ceremony". Thank you Lynette for all the hours of work you have put into organizing the garden construction and volunteers.
Thank you to all the hard working volunteers who have given up weekends and evenings to help out.
So please take time for a short walk over to the garden area. Imagine a peaceful place to sit and reflect.