Saturday, October 4, was a perfectly beautiful day for the Master Gardener’s Association’s yard clean-up for the two raffle winners. The yard of Carole Mandino was serviced by Sherline Alexander, John Mead, Michele Lytle, Cheryl Bridgman, Sherry Markel, and Ed Skiba. They removed small trees, trimmed overgrown junipers, rejuvenated the iris bed, and weeded. Melanie Lembke’s yard had Bea Cooley, Susan Holiday and her son Lyle, Julie Holmes and her husband John, Molly Larsen and Leslie Pennick working hard. They removed dead vegetables, pruned multiple perennial beds, removed small trees and suckers, and did general clean up. County agent Hattie Braun spent time at both yards working and giving advice. Dallas Larsen took photos at each place. Sue Martin Caskey and Hunter Kemmett provided manure for the two winners. A pizza and salad lunch was provided for the hungry volunteers after their three hour job.
Many thanks go to the volunteers who worked the yards, all the people who sold tickets for the raffle as well as the community supporting the association with their ticket purchase. Over $2000 was raised for the 2015 grants.