CLARKS SUMMIT — Borough Mayor Patty Lawler and the sitting council will honor local members of the Laurel Garden Club at The Mayor’s Second Annual Brunch at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16 at the Ramada in South Abington Township.
The garden club members took a rough and rocky path of earth and created the Pocket Park on Depot Street. They worked consistently for two months, removing rocks and stones of all sizes, cracking through deadpan with pick and shovel, raking three truck loads of topsoil across the lot, spreading fertilizer and sowing seeds.
Rich and Ann Marie Genova designed a meditation garden, Bonnie Adams provided the butterfly garden and Joann McLaine and Mickey Mastriani planted the raised northeastern garden. Jim and Joann Scanlon did the grunge work. Jack McClaine sanded and painted the lawn furniture while Ann McGinty cleared stone to mulch the newly planted trees. Members took turns watering the grass seeds and gardens. During the Christmas season, Antonella Hlavack worked alone to decorate the park for the holiday.
Others to be honored at the event include Dr. Jim Lytle, of Summit University; Katie Marquardt, chair of the Adopt A Christmas Tree project; Joe Adcroft, owner, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts; Dawn Williams, CEO and founder of the Sunrise Cafe on Depot Street; Jean Yarney, of Woodridge Circle; Lori Trygar of Electric Street, Jason O’Malley, MDJ Real Estate and Mayor William Thornburn, of Clarks Green.
Local musician Tom Rogo will provide “easy listening” entertainment during the brunch. For more information about the event, call 570-585-4804 or see the advertisement in today’s Abington Journal.