One of the founding members of the Scotch Plains Garden Club and Scotch Plains Councilwoman, Rose Checchio, lost her battle to breast cancer in October 2018. Rose was passionate about her community, love for the outdoors and finding peace through meditation.    In an effort to honor these passions, the Scotch Plains Garden Club and Family and Friends of Rose's are hosting a Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Fundraiser on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm at the Shady Rest, 820 Jerusalem Road, Scotch Plains, NJ to raise money to build a Meditation Garden at the Frazee House to honor her.

Join us for a fun evening of music, wine, cheese and chocolate samplings and participate in our Silent Auction and Tricky Tray!   Tickers are available in advance only through September 28th. Order your tickets through Eventbrite - or the Garden Club - checks payable to the Scotch Plains Garden Club, 2335 Lyde Place, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.   Event Fee is $40 per attendee.   For more information or questions please e-mail the Garden Club at:

The Meditation Garden will be a space where an individual can sit and simply be in the moment, letting go, however briefly, of the many worries and concerns of daily life. This space will be a meaningful contribution to the grounds of the Frazee House to enable members of the community to relax and find themselves in nature.  We hope you will join us to celebrate Rose's life and passions.