What a week! Last week was very busy with both planting at Friendship Park and the annual golf tournament. The weather was absolutely beautiful for the 70 golfers that took part. We had a tie for the winners, Dean’s Bulk Service and Labellken Homes both walked away with a score of 30. I’m sure it was a combination of working up an appetite from all of the golfing and the smells from the grill that made everyone ready for supper. I want to thank Dave Hanson and Becky Stahl for helping grill the steaks and many local restaurants for their help preparing a delicious meal! I also want to thank everyone who sponsored a hole and donated door prizes.
As many of you probably saw, there has been more progress at Friendship Park! One of the final steps of this project was planting. Our Design Committee met a few weeks ago to plant the perennials. This included a dwarf lilac tree in honor of our past director, Karen Hagen, who dedicated so much of her time to this project. We also met last Monday to plant the annuals. I want to thank Ruth and Darrel Thomas for all of their help coming up with a plan. It looks so beautiful! Our Design Committee has been working with the family of Pearl Davis to create this park in her memory. When we were done planting on Monday, we sat inside the gazebo to rest our feet. We asked the people who knew Pearl if they thought she would be happy with Friendship Park. Their next words were, “without a doubt!”