2014 CLUB PICNIC/GARDEN TOUR – Summer Picnic & Garden Tour – Saturday August 16th, 2014. We will meet @ 9:30am @ SOOS CREEK BOTANICAL GARDEN. Come and enjoy a 1-1/2 hour tour of this outstanding local garden. There will be about 20 of us taking the tour. If you are waffling about the tour, please read what docent coordinator Barbara Nagel says: 1) Our borders are usually cool and heavily shaded, even on a HOT day. 2) We have a great heritage center, so at any point, people can leave the tour and easily walk back inside to see antiques, old photos and maps of the Upper Soos Creek Plateau, where the Garden is located. 3) We walk slowly. Bring a bottle of water. We have had 90 year old folks do the whole tour! 4) Wear a hat. 5) We have many benches along the way! Gary will meet us to pick up the hot dishes and items that need refrigeration. Ronnie will bring some cold water for us all too.

After the tour, we will go to Ronnie and Sue’s house for a brief tour and then on to Gary’s to enjoy a picnic lunch entrée of chicken, burgers, and brats – AFTER a Mum tour at the Budzeak home. If you have not signed up, yet, just SHOW UP and bring the docent fee of $3.00 per person and give it to Mark. Checks are payable to ECA and should be sent to Mark Ross, Treasurer. Please call Steve Backstrom and let him know
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