Best of Tour: Well Done, Wil-o-Way Grant Gardners!

I was proud to honor the master gardeners behind the beautiful garden at Wil-o-Way Grant, winner of this year’s South Milwaukee Beautification Committee Best of Tour award. Well done!

Here is the proclamation I presented …

2019 SOUTH MILWAUKEE HISTORICAL SOCIETY GARDEN TOUR

BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE “BEST OF TOUR” AWARD

          WHEREAS, the South Milwaukee Historical Society held its 11th-annual Garden Tour & Art Fair on June 22, 2019, showcasing five local gardens; and

WHEREAS, the event also featured an artisan fair, food, demonstrations and music at the South Milwaukee Historical Society; and

          WHEREAS, the Garden Tour is a great way to celebrate South Milwaukee’s best outdoor spaces and support the South Milwaukee Historical Society; and

            WHEREAS, each participant in the tour had truly outstanding gardens worthy of recognition;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Mayor Erik Brooks, on behalf of the South Milwaukee Beautification Committee, do hereby award the “Best of Tour” award to Master Gardeners Susan Gresser, Cindy Allen, Chris Marifke, the University of Wisconsin Extension and various other community and youth volunteers for their beautiful garden display at the Wil-O-Way Grant Recreation Center. The demonstration gardens not only have many universally accepted garden styles featured, but also include unique structures and designs not seen in other venues, creating an accessible garden that  constantly evolves and brings gardening to all abled people.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that I, Mayor Erik Brooks, the Beautification Committee and the entire South Milwaukee Common Council do hereby extend our congratulations and thanks to all of the participants who were part of this year’s tour, and offer our sincere appreciation to all of the volunteers who made the 2019 event a success.

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6 responses to “Best of Tour: Well Done, Wil-o-Way Grant Gardners!

  1. Jerrianne Hayslett

    Who are the two women in the photos with you?

    Jerrianne

    On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 9:34 PM South Milwaukee Blog wrote:

    > Erik Brooks posted: ” I was proud to honor the master gardeners behind the > beautiful garden at Wil-o-Way Grant, winner of this year’s South Milwaukee > Beautification Committee Best of Tour award. Well done! Here is the > proclamation I presented … 2019 SOUTH MILWAUK” >

  2. Stuart Schenk

    Erik,
    What happened? I thought the garden tour was for home owners. Although the people who worked on the Will-o-Way project did a wonderful job, I don’t believe it should have been included in this year’s tour or any for that matter. I believe this took away from what the event should have really been focused on, the homeowners who put so much time and sweat into trying to get their homes and gardens prepared for this tour. They must truly be disappointed, I know I would have been. Also, why aren’t pictures of all the homes posted?
    All that hard work and nothing to show for it?

  3. I don’t believe that was ever the case, and I think the tour should be inclusive of anyone who has a special garden in the city. Thankfully, there are lots to choose from! This year’s group this was terrific, and I celebrated all of the gardens in dozens of pictures posted to my mayoral Facebook page the day of the event. Last night was meant to celebrate “the best of the best.”

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