Sept. 11, 2012. It was the day of remembering, giving thanks to so many people who gave of their time and/or materials. I want to give recognition to the Explorers of the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District: Sabrina Sivert, Elise Fichtel, George Wilson, Stephen Coomes, Riley Coomes, Jameson Horn, Joe Miller, Anthony Parielli, Jordan Meadows, Nick Sharp, Colin Deprez and Andrew Oliver, as well as firefighters Alex White, Amelia Hurst and Explorer Advisor Rob Stevens. Without their help, we couldn’t keep the garden of memories looking so good.
A special thanks to Kane County Landscape Material and Supply Co., Wasco Nursery, L & M Greenhouses, Laura Kaiser, Wiltse’s Greenhouse and Produce, Lowe’s of St. Charles, Garden Center, Chief Kelly Callaghan, Administrative Assistant Pam Hall and the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District for their support in keeping the spirit of the garden alive. Also, to my family for their help: Lisa, Philip, Pat, Quinton, Benji and my neighbor Fred Swift.
Please support these businesses with your patronage as they support the spirit of the firemen’s garden with their generous donations of plants and materials. And last but not least, the newspapers Kane County Chronicle and Elburn Herald for their articles of support that they printed.
If I missed anyone to thank, please forgive me.