Newcomerstown Lions Club member, Don Fenton reported that the Memory Garden project that was started earlier this year was met with outstanding response from the community.

Fenton said that there has been an over-whelming amount of plants, seeds, flower bulbs, and monetary contributions for the project. The Memory Garden, located at Cy Young Park is expected to have many more plants, flowers by next spring. Fenton said the lack of rain, and some minor issues with deer visiting the garden had handicapped some of the plants that were put in place earlier, but expects the plants to revive, and be much larger, and more attractive in the spring. Fenton said they are planning additional planting for spring and have several ideas for items to be added that will create more beauty to the site.

Fenton said at this time, the committee members for the project are still seeking more donations of bulbs, plants, and seeds that can be planted this fall and would be in bloom by spring. He added that they are also hoping to find plant varieties that are more drought, and deer resistant.

The committee wishes to extend their gratitude to everyone that supported the project this year. The committee expresses special thanks to the following businesses/ organizations: Eureka-Orme Hardware, Newcomerstown Senior Citizens Center, West Lafayette Lions Club, Janet's Greenhouse, Medi Wise Pharmacy, The Garden Patch, Village of Newcomerstown, Feed Barn, Pine View Farms, Country View Greenhouse, Boy Scout Troop 424, Darr Farms, and St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Information concerning donations, or further information on the project can be obtained by calling Ron Haver, Lions Club President at 740-498-7979, or Don Fenton, Project Coordinator at 740-498-6433.