A walk to remember


“When I heard the proceeds go to the hospice, I said, ‘Perfect. Just perfect,’” Jan said.

Jan’s mother, Marjorie Bos, another fellow gardener, resided in the hospice before her passing.

“I get teary eyed just thinking about it,” Jan said. “She had the most wonderful nurses.”

The “Take a Garden Walk” event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 26 and will take walkers through five different neighborhood gardens in Monroe. All proceeds will benefit the Monroe Clinic Hospice residential home. The funds will be designated toward landscaping projects that will boost the morale of residents, their families and the staff. 

Included with ticket purchase is a map to guide garden enthusiasts along their journey. Marks will be designated indicating wheelchair accessible gardens with at least partial views as well as available public restrooms around town. Service dogs are allowed in the gardens but all other pets are expected to be left at home.

Tickets will be available in advance at the office of The Monroe Chamber of Commerce or purchased at any of the garden locations during the event. The tour will be held rain or shine. Those sharing their gardens on the walk will be: Mike and Cheryl Bystry, Cathy Hauck, Jan Lefevre, Dick and Sue Leuzinger, and Deb Vande Hey. The event is open to the public.


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