Children’s Garden Work Party Planned in Clifford


Sandy Wilmot

The Clifford Township Historical Society is working hard to develop a unique one-acre, fenced in plot where children can let their imaginations run free. Volunteers are needed to complete The Children’s Garden on Sept. 26 and 27.

Since early this summer, youth and adults have worked tirelessly to develop a very special place in Clifford Township: A Children’s Garden. Sponsored by the Clifford Township Historical Society (CTHS), a work weekend has been planned for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27 from 1 to 4 pm each day to continue these efforts.

Rain or shine, friends and family will be gathering to help put some of the finishing touches on the garden. Volunteers of all ages are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring a paint brush (with your name on it) and a willingness to help with a variety of projects.

Tasks will include be painting the white pickets for the fence, spreading mulch on the paths, building the flagstone maze, taking the bark off the logs for the log cabin, starting to build the cabin, designing the music mountain, putting up the four doors of history, raking and seeding the dirt on top of the mine shaft, putting dirt and coal into the mine shaft, starting to set up the play area, installing butterfly houses, making the dinosaur nest out of grapevines, planting grape vines and willow shoots, and installing the big blackboard.

With so much to do in one weekend, we can use all the help we can get,” said Sandy Wilmot, CTHS president (above). “So please come along and feel free to invite friends and neighbors to share our fun.” Children ages 2 and up are invited to help in the creation of this special place. There are age-appropriate jobs for all.

To raise funds for the continuation of the project, CTHS members will be selling fall decorations such as small hay bales, lots of gourds, some pumpkins, and corn stalks, as well as garden-fresh vegetables.

In just one weekend, Wilmot is hoping to see the Children’s Garden come alive.

For more information, contactWilmot at 570-679-2723 or or Shirley Granger at



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