I want to take this opportunity to express sincere gratitude to the homeowners who offered their beautiful gardens for this year’s stroll, Kathleen and Robert Baker, Linda and Glenn King, Susie and Tom Tully, Melissa Higgins, Jacquie and Ron Alberstadt, Donna Wright, Marian and Jim Gilbert and Francis and Lynne Richard. Every garden was unique and the weather that day was beautiful making it enjoyable for all concerned.
Additionally, we sincerely appreciate our generous and supportive sponsors of this community event including the Feliciana Country Gardeners, Bank of St. Francisville, Didier Consultants, Landry Team Real Estate, Arts for All, Ins-N-Outs Nursery, The Relocation Center and the LSU AgCenter and staff, including Andre Brock, Faye Ritchie, and Dan Gill.
I especially would like to thank the planning committee members: Sharon DeLoach, Virginia Smith, Joe Holmes, Susie Tully and Louise Jenkins who have dedicated countless hours over the last year to this event. There were many other people that gave tours, provided tourist assistance, and helped when needed. We thank them and the West Feliciana Parish Tourism Director, Laurie Walsh, and look forward to their participation next year.
Finally, I would like to thank Marcia Willis of The Democrat for the excellent coverage of our event and Carol Ann Blitzer who wrote a wonderful article about the stroll for the Baton Rouge Advocate.
It was a pleasure being Chairperson of the 2014 St. Francisville Spring Garden Stroll and, again, thank you all for making this year’s event a success!
St. Francisville Spring Garden Stroll 2014 Chair