WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the West Orange Senior Garden Club gathered this week for lunch at the Toby Katz Center at Degnan Park for the first annual Harvest Garden Festival Luncheon.

Among the many salads served were vegetables and herbs grown on the premises in the community garden under the guidance of Rutgers University Master Gardeners, who have been integral to their success. The Nicholas Vecchio Memorial Garden, dedicated several years ago, honors the late president of the UNICO Club..

Pictured in the above photo, courtesy of West Orange Public Information Officer Joseph Fagan, are:

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Seated in the first row (L-R): club members Lucy Broomall, Ruth Silver, Hannah Attermann, and Joan Kram.

Standing in the back row (L-R) are: Louis Volpe, Morris Silver, Carolyn Ferguson, Noelia Perez, Debbie Arbit, Bev Reilly, Jean Miliano and Laura Van Dyke, the Senior Services Coordinator for the township of West Orange. Noelia Perez is her assistant.

A salad made exclusively with only ingredients planted and harvested at the garden is seen in the inset. For more information about the club, contact Laura Van Dyke at (973) 325-4105 or lvandyke@westorange.org.