The South Haven Garden Club maintains the setting and plants surrounding the Blue Star Memorial Monument. This tribute to the Armed Forces of WWII is located on the East side of Lakeview Cemetery, on Blue Star Highway, just south of the police & fire station.
Our Memorial has special meaning to the South Haven Garden Club. In 2003 the discarded remains of the original memorial were found in multiple locations near the woods north of Van Buren State Park. It took over 6 years to recover, repair, relocate, design and install the current Blue Star Memorial. On September 19, 2009, a rededication was held.
How members can participate?
Join this project to maintain the garden surrounding the Blue Star Memorial Monument. This entails an early spring cleanup, planting of annual flowers, fertilizing, mulching and installing new flags in honor of Memorial Day. Every week we weed & dead head plants to keep the garden looking pretty. Keep an eye on rainfall & water as needed. In the fall plant mums & red tulips and lightly fertilize. We put the garden to bed for the winter with a final cleanup of flowers & shrubs, pruning as needed, etc., and replace flags for winter.
How many volunteers are needed to do what?
2-4 volunteers are needed
All gardening skills.
Plus; all club members are encouraged to stop by for a quiet moment to weed and deadhead the garden or just to feel the pride this memorial represents.
The club provides flowers and other gardening materials averaging $200.
Chairperson: Sandy Fenske 637-3764