After hurricane Wilma, the Sensory Garden at the Lighthouse for the Blind needed repair, replanting and replacement of damaged plants.  Rose Bechard Butman gathered members from all the circles and solicited others within the community to meet on Feb. 11, 2006 and work in the garden. This year 2006, the club is being recognized for their ongoing work and has been nominated for an Emerald AwardThe Emerald Award Program is designed to recognize businesses, government, individuals, or organizations in Broward County demonstrating a commitment to protecting and preserving our environment.

 We want to thank the following for their contributions:
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Bob Haehle delivered to Softscapes the Jaboticaba tree that Jesse Durko donated.

Cheryl Riker arranged for the donations and delivered 275 impatiens donated by A&W Annuals and a pallet of mulch donated by Luke's Landscaping to Softscapes.

Tom Chancey took the deliveries at Softscapes and then lent us his truck & two men to deliver it all on Saturday. He also donated composted soil. Tom sent us two of his Arborists to plant the Jaboticaba tree, corrective cut hurricane Wilma damaged tree branches, stake fallen trees, trim and clean the tall palms!

Bonnie Cole came out west to my house to pick up the pressure cleaner. She & Forrest, Charlie & I pressure cleaned.

Gail at Mickey's orchids gave usa Patchouly plant to replace the lost one.

We all worked very hard including the kids. We planted 275 impatiens and new herbs. We spread 2,800 POUNDS of mulch and two bags of fertilizer, pressure cleaned and trimmed and weeded.

When we were done we leaned against the mosaic wall and admired our work. One Intermediate girl, Sydney Smith said " It really looks a lot better than when we got here. It makes me feel good".

Ann Schandelmeyer said "You know, of all the things I do, I always feel so good after working here at this garden"

Many thanks to ALL of you and all of the Circles who lovingly tend to this
wonderful asset to our community!  .......Rose Bechard Butman