June 2021 President Report

June has begun for the Batavia Peace Garden with a fantastic view of our garden due to the hard work and labor of the United Way Day of Caring and committee members in May. Weeding, trimming of bushes and putting down mulch has begun. The members of the Batavia Peace Garden provided lunch and refreshments.

Sarah Gahagan group leader of the BG Squad Runners from the Jackson Street School, and IPGF President Paula Savage gave these students a brief history of the Peace Garden and the connection to the war of 1812. These students also did some seeding and trimming in the garden.

Phase 2 of the Batavia Peace Garden began 3 years ago with Holly Dougherty’s Landscape Design. This design was presented to Genesee County for approval.

It is the goal of the Batavia Peace Garden to continue creating a peaceful and serene walkway that will eventually connect to the Ellicott Trail. Along the walkway there will be added benches, flowers, trees and future flags.

The entrance Arbor in the Batavia Peace Garden Memory Walk behind the Batavia Court House has been made possible by Tri County Welding, Select Collison, Chapin Manufacturing and Western N.Y. Concrete. Under the supervision of Ron Burroughs, Toby NaGel leader of the Bridge Addiction Recovery Group, Skip Bartz, John Atheo, and Toal’s Plumbing helped place the new arbor.

Hot Dogs. To our growing faithful supporters, we will be selling hot dogs on Fridays from 11:00am until 2:00pm in the Holland Land Office Parking lot. Due to our faithful followers this helps continue to keep the flags flying and the flowers blooming.

Barb Toal: President Batavia Peace Garden