Time flies when you're busy enhancing the beauty and experience of Lakes Park. Now that "season" is over, many of our programs, including the very successful Farmer's Market, are on hiatus until October. The Train Museum and WheelFun remain open.
The arrival of summer means we'll have a chance to come up for some air and start planning for next season - beginning with preparations for Scarecrows in the Park! This will be our tenth year producing the only FREE attraction at the annual Lakes Park Fall Festival. YOUR business, non-profit, or youth group can enter and WIN - check below for details.
Other items IN THIS ISSUE:
- THANKS to our supporters
- RECAP and PHOTOS from our spring gala "An Evening In Italy"
- VOLUNTEER Survey - have you participated yet?
- BRICKS installed in April and May (so far...)
- TIDBITS from the BOTANIC GARDEN - all the news!
- CALENDAR of park events
WANTED: Builders and Sponsors for the
10th Annual Scarecrows in the Park competition!
~ Businesses ~ Non-Profits ~ Scouts ~
~ Schools ~ Garden Clubs ~ Church Groups ~
Registration coming soon - don't miss out! Three ways to get on the Scarecrows mailing list:
- Email us at Info@LakesPark.org - Or click "Reply" to this email
- Or use this link to sign up: http://bit.ly/LPEFSignUp
Gala RECAP and PHOTOS
Our first fundraising event at Amavida Living was an enjoyable evening in an unbeatable setting. Many thanks to our organizing committee, sponsors, auction donors, and to our attendees. Thanks to all of you, we have raised funds to help purchase garden tools and amend the soil in the Botanic Garden, provide outdoor recreation and environmental education experiences for Lakes Park's summer campers, and start our fund for the Music Garden for children.
We'd like to thank the businesses who supported our spring gala, "An Evening In Italy". We had the perfect night, and raised some funds to support programs in the park like gardening projects, a music park in the Children's Garden, and support for the Lakes Park summer camp program. Please continue to support the work of the Foundation by patronizing those who sponsored the evening by donating funds, auction items, and in-kind goods and services.
Annual Volunteer Services Survey 2019 Lee County Volunteer Services Coordinator Kathy Cahill asks, "Please take a minute to let us know how we are doing" CLICK LINK: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/27CRQZM
Final StoryTime of the season draws crowd As another "season" draws to a close, the Foundation reflects on the humble beginnings of a very popular activity for the pre-school crowd and their parents. CLICK FOR MORE...
Bricks Installed, April 2019 Bricks installed at Lakes Park in April CLICK FOR MORE...
Bricks Installed, May 2019
(so far...) Bricks installed at Lakes Park in May CLICK FOR MORE...
Tidbits from the Botanic Garden There was a flurry of activity before the snowbirds flew home -
check out the action! CLICK FOR MORE...
An Evening In Italy
MAJOR SPONSORS Big thanks to the following businesses who donated time, funds, and in-kind goods and services to our spring fundraising gala.
We are blessed to have your backing and support! ❤️
Saturday June 8th | 8 to 10 a.m.
The Morning Meander - Lee County Bird Patrol Tour
Meet at Shelter A7 in the park. Walking tour with Bird Patrol guide. Bring camera, binoculars, water. Wear hat, sunscreen or other sun protection, comfortable shoes, appropriate clothing for the weather.
PROGRAMS ON HIATUS FOR THE SUMMER -
SEE YOU IN OCTOBER!
Farmer's Market - take a stroll, buy fresh produce, stay for lunch!
Botanic Garden Tours with Master Gardener Paula Novander
StoryTime in the Garden - fun for the pre-school set
Plant Sale in the Botanic Garden! - supports the Fragrance Garden
Erin White, Executive Director
Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation Info@LakesPark.org