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Palmer Garden Needs Caring

Palmer Township officials discuss maintaining Pierce Memorial Garden.

A year after its dedication, the Pierce Memorial Garden needs some sprucing up.

Palmer Township officials addressed the garden at a recent Board of Supervisors meeting after it started showing signs of, well, not being a garden.

"I took a ride over to the garden and there were weeds growing there," Supervisor Bob Lammi said.

Also alarming, as Public Services Director Tom Adams put it, was that there were no more volunteers working on the garden, created in honor of Pat "Peggy Lynn" Pierce, a longtime resident.

Adams suggested the township seek volunteers or hire someone to maintain the garden, located outside the Charles Chrin Community Center on Green Pond Road, facing bustling Route 22.

Lammi stated that he has volunteers for the Miracle League field working on it for now and that should cover it at least until the end of the year.

Administrative Assistant Brenda DeGerolamo suggested that the township seek out David Carr, who heads Palmer's beautification program, for assistance.

She said that the money left in Pierce's endowment account is supposed to be used to maintain the garden, which features numerous plants, shrubs and flowers, a water fountain and a plaque in honor of Pierce.

Supervisors Chairman Dave Colver said, "We'll have to see what interest we have on that $100,000."

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