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Butterfly Garden Planned for Chrin Community Center

Palmer Township Supervisors hear presentation from Compassionate Friends for a garden at Charles Chrin Community Center.

Butterfly Garden Planned for Chrin Community Center


Palmer Supervisors Monday night got a peek at plans for a butterfly garden on the grounds of the .

Compassionate Friends, the Easton chapter of the self-help group for families who suffered the loss of a child, first propsed the garden in August and returned to update supervisors on the project.

John Szabo Jr., who represents the group, and landscape architect Jamie Collins explained how the garden would include a variety of flowers and shrubs to attract butterflies and outlined how the Compassionate Friends logo will contain bricks of loved ones lost in the Palmer/Forks area.

"As you know, we all loved the concept," Supervisors Chairman David Colver said. "So follow through on your plan and implement it. We look forward to having it."

were not required to take any formal action following the presentation.

The garden will have a circular patio with the group's logo, and memorial bricks would be sold in memory of the children.

Collins said the foundation work would be completed in time for the organization to hold a candlelight vigil during the second week of December. The garden itself won't be completed until sometime next spring.

The township will have to do minimal work in the garden, other than cutting grass with all maintenance and gardening provided by Compassionate Friends.

The supervisors loved the ideas.

"I don't have the words to express my gratitude and thanks," Szabo said.

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