In keeping with Elaine Evans’ wishes, Let’s Grow Akron plans to memorialize her by revitalizing her beloved Let’s Grow Akron Children’s Garden near Summit Lake.
The garden has been vandalized and “kind of gone downhill” in recent years, director Lisa Nunn said.
The organization is seeking donations and volunteers to repair and improve the garden’s features, she said. It plans to repair the pond and canalboat, re-create some of the wood sculptures in metal, improve the flower beds and add lighting, picnic tables and memorial benches.
Anyone who wishes to donate or volunteer can call Nunn at 330-745-9700, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to her at Let’s Grow Akron, P.O. Box 3975, Akron, OH 44314. Information will also be shared on the Let’s Grow Akron Inc. Facebook group at http://tinyurl.com/letsgrowakron.