Sunday, July 22, 2012

LAC Garden Tour

Judging by the excitement from the crowd at the luncheon, this year's LAC Garden Tour was a tremendous success.  From about 11:15 to almost 2:00, people stopped in at the LAC Art Center to enjoy a delicious picnic-type lunch of hot dogs, spinach salad, caesar salad, fruit salad and dessert.

 Three of us were busy keeping those serving bowls full and ready for each wave of the over 100 visitors.  It was a noisy and happy group, who enjoyed the good food, nice conversation and a way to get cool!

 With seven gardens to see, located from Arvada to Green Mountain, people were eager to get on their way so as not to miss any of the great locations.   Everyone seemed to have their favorite spot, with comments such as "Be sure to see the lovely lily ponds at the Arvada site"; "Don't miss the Lakewood garden with the train in the backyard"; "I loved the log house in the backyard of that one garden"; "How nice to visit with the folks from Wild Birds Unlimited"; and "I didn't know Ann Quinn had such a wonderful yard". We are already working on plans for next year's tour, so be sure to let us know of any wonderful gardens you might know!

Special thanks to our volunteers, who hosted at the different locations!  Jan & Charlie Casper were invaluable help during lunch at the Art Center.  Special thanks go to Cindy Ahrenkiel, Kate Cissell, Patty Echelmeyer, Mary Elghandour, Gail Firmin, Arlene Krogstad, Anita Lamprell, Ellen Masters, Loraine Miller, Marcia Nowak, Myrna Smith, Christina Taylor, Barbara Tobiska, Ellie Walker and Patty Wulf. And always....our thanks to all of you who bought tickets to support this fund-raiser bringing over $2,100 to LAC!   And of course, to our events coordinator Melinda Fiscus for putting it all together!

Now, we're on to the next activities, which will be the silent auction night on Thursday, 6:00-8:00pm and then coming in August will be the annual garage sale!  Hope to see many of you at one or both events.
submitted by Kathy Berls

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