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Monday, May 12, 2008

Wine and Beer Festival kicks off summer

--- Saturday run planned at Delavan's Rotary Gardens

Delavan's Rotary Gardens will be blooming with activity this summer, beginning with a Garden Gallop 5K run Saturday, May 17, followed by the Fourth Annual Wine and Beer Festival on Sunday, May 18,

Terry Mayer/The Week
Ed Wichman of the city of Delavan measures around the gazebo in Congdon Park. The Delavan Rotary Garden Foundation is working on an expansion of Gazebo Garden in Delavan Rotary Gardens at the park.
Also this year, the board of directors for the Delavan Rotary Garden Foundation announces the expansion of Gazebo Garden in Delavan Rotary Gardens at Congdon Park.

Congdon Park is located at Highway 50 and I-43 on the east side of Delavan.

The Gazebo Garden will include several Kentucky coffee trees, shrubs, perennials and gravel areas. The garden will be completed in 2008.

Upcoming events include:

--- The Garden Gallop 5K Run. The run will take place on May 17 in the Delavan Rotary Gardens at Congdon Park on Hobbs Drive. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Prizes will be awarded and all proceeds will benefit the Delavan Rotary Gardens.

--- The Fourth Annual Wine and Beer Festival is on Sunday, May 18, 2008. The event will be held at the Delavan Yacht Club from 3-5 p.m. There will be door prizes and a silent auction. The cost is $20 with all proceeds benefiting the Delavan Rotary Gardens. Tickets are available from Delavan Rotary Gardens' board members and at the door.

--- New this year is the addition of a Summer Garden Series. Four gardening series will be held in Delavan Rotary Gardens throughout the summer. The series will begin on June 11, 2008 at 6 p.m. with "More Than Just Garden Appreciation--Looking beyond the Oohs and Aahs."

--- July 13 at 4 p.m., "Taking a Walk with the Perennials, Grasses and Roy"--Enjoy wandering through the gardens as Roy Diblik gently delves into the midsummer moments of plants.

--- Aug. 13 at 6 p.m., "Garden Design: Outdoor Rooms"--Learn basic design principles to bring a room plan to life in your own backyard.

--- Sept. 14 at 4 p.m., "Know Maintenance"--Planning for and understanding how to estimate the work load before you plant.

There is a $5 donation for each garden topic. For more information contact Lis Friemoth, (262) 745-2904.

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