The second was for $500 dollars and that was used to create our sundial garden.
The sundial garden was also supported by Russo’s Cape Cod Bark and Landscaping on rt. 130, Forestdale. PJ Russo, the owner, was amazingly generous. He gave us materials at cost or just plain donated items. About 30 children and who calculated the area and radius, delineated the time by the hour, and planted along side their parents, Khols employees, and Brian Kelly that cool day of April vacation. t
Because of his generosity, our volunteers of students and parents were also able to renew the memory garden at the entrance of Oak Ridge.
We also want to thank Khols Department store, who donated five hours of employee volunteer labor and $1000. This was part of their nation wide “Go Green” program.
We know that it takes a village to make great things happen and some of the folks in our Oak Ridge village include Jim Cote and his son Ben who worked on a Saturday with their truck to pull the roots of old stubborn Rosa Ragusa in the Front Memorial Garden. The Reiber and Davis families chopped up the wild cherry that was growing alongside and competing with the Oak Ridge Oak in the memorial garden!