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Absher proclaims June 6-12 'Garden Week' in Marion

  • Marion Garden Club Vice-President Sandy Long, President Debbie Lattuca, Secretary Connie Hays, and Treasurer Sheila Dingrando watch as Marion Mayor Mike Absher signs a proclamation declaring June 6-12 as "Garden Week" in Marion.

    Marion Garden Club Vice-President Sandy Long, President Debbie Lattuca, Secretary Connie Hays, and Treasurer Sheila Dingrando watch as Marion Mayor Mike Absher signs a proclamation declaring June 6-12 as "Garden Week" in Marion.
    Courtesy of Linda Minnis/Marion Garden Club

 
SUBMITTED BY LINDA MINNIS
Marion Garden Club
Posted on 6/8/2021, 9:40 AM

MARION -- Members of the Marion Garden Club joined Mayor Mike Absher at the Marion City Hall last week for the signing of a proclamation declaring June 6-12 as "Garden Week" in Marion.

This time corresponds with National Garden Week, founded by National Garden Clubs with which the club is affiliated. Garden week is the first full week of June and is a time to promote the importance of gardening and encourage pride in the community. During the week, the club will dedicate a pollinator garden they planted at the Marion Carnegie Library and make financial donations to local organizations. On June 12, they will host a garden tour for the public of six members yards. For information call (618) 889-2219 or visit the club website at mariongardenclubofillinois.weebly.com.