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Memorial Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden Dedication
August 19, 2023

On August 19, 2023, the Town & Country Garden Club of Libertyville gathered to formally dedicate the memorial Butterfly Garden, located in front of the Libertyville Civic Center.  The garden honors past members who nurtured nature and members' hearts through years of community service and faithful friendship.

 

Sue Hazelwood opened the ceremony, welcoming our members, Mayor Donna Johnson, and the President of the Libertyville Civic Center Foundation, Walter Oakley, thanking them for graciously allowing us to plant this garden in the heart of downtown Libertyville. Mayor Johnson thanked TCGC for their contributions to the Village's beauty and ecosystem.

 

Annie Cochran highlighted the importance of butterflies in the environment and our happiness.  Ann Baker described our emotional and spiritual connection to butterflies and how their striking metamorphosis inspires our imagination.

 

Sally Steele recognized the donors and committee, and then read the names of members who have passed away. After a moment in remembrance, butterflies raised by Annie Cochran were released.

 

We welcome to all our garden - visit often as the flowers bloom at different times during the seasons. Pollinators and butterflies are enjoying this small village oasis - we hope you do too.

In memoriam of past members:

Elizabeth Abler 

Nancy Bloomer

Mary Carter

Anne Damiano 

Barb Ferguson

Gloria Greene 

Stephanie Greene 

Clairese Huennekens

Chris Magiera

Sandy Neagel

Margaret Swaim 

With gratitude to our donors:

The Magiera family and friends, in memory of Chris Magiera

Ann Baker, in memory of her mother, Elenor Dunkelberger

Marlene Elkins, in memory of her mother, Norma DeWolf Readel 

Norma Seymour, in memory of Sandra Neagal

Anne Stranberg, in memory of her mother, Leida Joosep

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Garden Installation Day, May 24, 2023

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Plant Removal Day, April 26, 2023

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