KATHLEEN JOHNSON: Spirit of the Woods Garden Club benefits from golf outing

TO THE EDITOR:

On behalf of the Spirit of The Wood Garden Club, Inc., Nanette Schultz, Manistee County Medical Care Facility certified activities manager and myself, I would like to thank the sponsor, volunteers and golfers who had a hand in making the 2017 Little River Charity Golf Outing a success. The Spirit of the Woods Garden Club, Inc. was one of nine community service organizations to receive a share of this years’ proceeds.

The Spirit of The Woods Garden Club, Inc. organized in Manistee County in 1937, federated in 1944 and is a Michigan nonprofit corporation. We are a member of the National Garden Club, Inc., the Central Region Garden Club, Inc. and the Michigan Garden Club, Inc. Our clubs’ purpose is to seek out, to preserve, to protect the beauty of nature.

One of our objectives is to encourage civic beautification in our community. It is with our purpose and this objective in mind why our club volunteers have been planting containers, weeding and helping to maintain the gardens at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility for the past seven years. The handicapped accessible garden is located behind the building with a meandering pathway for patients, visitors and families to visit and enjoy. This year our goal was to refurbish and improve a section of the garden making it more attractive and maintenance friendly. Your generous support has enabled us to begin and just recently complete this section of our restoration and beautification project. Completion of this project is slated for next year.

Your gift not only helps our club fulfill its commitment to this project which is truly a labor of love but enhances the lives of the residents and staff who live and work there. The garden is a place where families can take their loved ones for a walk or just sit and enjoy the flowers, butterflies and birds.

Again, thank you for your support and generosity.

Kathleen Johnson

Spirit of the Woods, Inc.

MCMCF Garden Chair

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