The Gardeners of Westerly were honored recently by the Rotary Club of Westerly for their fine work beautifying the Children’s Garden at Westerly’s Rotary Park. Garden club members gathered to receive the Rotary Club’s “Certificate of Appreciation.”
The garden, designed by garden club members Karin Gatch and Debbie Myers, was created about 10 years ago and includes educational elements for all ages. Club members did quite a bit of fundraising and grant-writing to finance the project. The gazebo in the center was built by a local Eagle Scout and many local people helped with the planting and sign and fence installation. Members continue to do major fall and spring cleanups, periodic weeding and watering throughout the summer.
From left, front row: Sharon Taddei, Debbie Myers, Linda Philips and Cathy Moore; back row: Linda Parilla, Tammy Cappuccio, Kim Magro and Leah Bradshaw.