Rake and Hoe Juniors' final meeting of the year was a work day at Shadowlawn Pocket Park, where they weeded the butterfly garden and planted zinnia seeds. The garden is designed to provide a nurturing habitat for butterflies and other pollinators.
The girls also installed hand made stepping stones. Under the guidance of adult members, the juniors had the wonderful experience of creating stepping stones that were added to the park. The stones were created from broken pieces of china accumulated over the years by Rake & Hoe Member Alice Cowell. Concrete block was purchased and the girls created their own original piece by laying the china on the block using thin-set adhesive finishing with grout The Club invites the community to visit the peaceful setting.
The Juniors ranging from kindergarten through high school students, meet monthly during the school year to work on projects focused on flower design, gardening and community service.
The Rake & Hoe Garden Club of Westfied has a long-term reputation for its service to the community and donations to worthy causes by maintaining the gardesn at the northside of the Westfield Train Station, the Miller-Cory House Museum, the Shadowlawn Pocket Park and the Claire Brownell Wildflower Garden at the Reeve History and Cultural Resource Center of the Westfield Historical Solciety.
Anyone interested in joining the Rake and Hoe Garden Club is invited to call Pat Wilson at 908-389-9342. For additional information, you can also find us on Facebook at https:www.facebook.com/rakeandhoe and on our website, http://www.rakeandhoe.org.
Back row: Alice Cowell, Emma Sylvester, Abigail McLaughlin, Holly Schlobohm, Beth Siano, Melisssa Morabito, Joan Barna
Front Row: Alissa Stumpf, Melissa Fiorentino, Riley Dupuis, Arline Bound, Samantha Nocera, Arabella Morabito