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4-Hers help create garden

4-H members that helped create velma's garden include, front from left, Taylor Christensen and Molly Byer; second row from left, Kyra Fleming and Alexis Wendt; third row from left, Tory Fleming, Blake Christensen, Kaitlyn Wurst, Sarah Wendt, Velma's family members; fourth row from left, Velma's niece and Isaac Wurst; back, Dean Carr. Submitted Photo

The Becker County 4-H Height of Land 69'ers Club has been busy.

On Sept. 16, club members got together with family members of Velma Wirth to create Velma's Garden at the Frazee Care Center.

The garden is located in the back of the care center and consists of plants surrounding a sidewalk path that leads to a concrete oval. Next year there will be umbrella tables and benches located there so the residents can relax outside on sunny summer days.

The 4-H club got assistance from Master Gardener Dean Carr from Height of Land Lake. Dean has 1,300 different varieties of hostas growing at his home. Along with club leader Julie Yliniemi's donation of some perennial plants, he donated all the hostas surrounding the path and circle. Dean showed the 4-H'ers how to properly transplant and care for the hostas.

Velma's daughter Rachel Robideau started the project and with the help of Dean and the 4-H club a truly wonderful garden has emerged. Everyone involved could attest to having a great time while learning and partaking in a good cause.