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Reunion 2006 A photo album
Alumni award winners
Walk of fame Seniors' parents pave the way
In their own words Alumni reminisce--on camera
Sowing solace Deer-proofing the Alumni Memorial Garden


Sowing solace

With six green thumbs at work, Betty Hartz Hewitt ‘57, Marge O’Meara Storrs ‘57, and Florence Andresen ’57 spruce up the Alumni Memorial Garden for the summer. The stalwart (yes, perennial) volunteers found that deer had eaten the garden’s azaleas and rhododendrons over the winter, so they replaced them with boxwoods; but the myrtle groundcover is thriving, as are irises and other perennials. The gardening trio added annuals, including petunias in ceramic urns donated by creators Leslie Ferst ’76 and Jill Fishon-Kovachick ’81. Even current students get involved: the senior class plants a flower each spring as part of Commencement. Maintaining the garden “is a real labor of love,” says Andresen. “It’s a haven, and not only for alumni at Reunion. I’ve seen people sitting out here reading a book, just enjoying the peace and quiet.”—SR