Garden tour raises $1,000 for library addition

About 200 visitors went on the Marion City Library garden tour Saturday, raising about $1,000 for a planned addition.

“We had a lot of out-of-town people,” librarian Janet Marler said.

Visitors came from Wichita, Augusta, El Dorado, and Kansas City, she said. Kari Friend made the nearly two-hour drive from Fredonia to attend the tour for the third consecutive year.

Friend appreciated the four gardens on the tour because she knows how much work it takes to keep up even a small garden.

“They’re awesome, all of them,” she said.

Temperatures that climbed over 100 degrees last week were hard on some of the plants in Jackie Volbrecht’s garden, but the weather was welcoming Saturday, with a high in the 80s.

“It was a beautiful day,” Marler said. “Everyone seemed happy to be out.”

 

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