PTC Garden Club designs ‘Anna’s Garden’ at Braelinn Elementary

Working on Anna’s Garden are (L-R, back row) Calvin Barley, Alonzo Wilkins, Sue Memmer, Ron Braddock, Chuck Wright, Danny Quinn, Dan Helander, Jim Schirm, Marcia Hendershot and Don Coleman. (Front row, L-R) Bonnie Helander, Jo-Ann Wright, Barbara Braddock, Mary Quinn, Judy Coleman, Lyndsey Slough, Marilyn Schirm, Karen Van Horn, Joshua Van Horn and Norm Van Horn. Not pictured: Sue Nelson and Rich Ziobro. Photo/Special.

On March 24, the Peachtree City Garden Club began work on Anna’s Memorial Garden at Braelinn Elementary School.

Club members and spouses joined Anna’s family, Karen, Joshua and Norm Van Horn, to dig garden beds at the new pavilion on the school’s playground that was built in memory of Anna Van Horn who died in an accident last year.

Anna loved nature and gardening with her mother.

In April the club will add new blooming plants in Anna’s favorite colors: pink, purple and yellow. A garden dedication will take place at the school on May 1.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to help grow Anna’s garden, send checks, payable to Braelinn Elementary School, 975 Robinson Rd., Peachtree City, GA 30269.

— Bonnie Helander, Publicity, Peachtree City Garden Club