BY MELANIE WADE –
The Master Gardeners of Polk County celebrated their 29th anniversary on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Polk County Extension Office Education Building. Dozens were in attendance as they gathered to reminisce over the last three decades, those they have met along the way, and to welcome newcomers to the group.
As part of their celebration, a Memorial Bench was dedicated to previous members who have passed on. The group gathered in front of the Polk County Courthouse, where the bench sits just next to the front entrance, to formally dedicate it to Sondra Wood, Carol Williamson, Denia Singleton, Jessie Schweinle, Frances Smith, and Janet Corcoran, who were all instrumental in Polk County Master Gardeners.
To learn more about Master Gardeners or for information on their next course, contact the Polk County Extension Office at 479-394-6018.