YMCA’s garden earns award


Dogwood Circle Garden Club representatives, from left,  Hazel Myers, Judy Walker and JoAnn Bowes bestowed the club’s second Community Appreciation Award to Jesse Francis and the Lock Haven YMCA. The zinnias, petunias, roses and hosta lining the sidewalk in front of the Y, at the corner of East Water and Grove streets, have been spectacular all summer long. Children in the Young Toddlers Class planted the zinnia seeds in their classroom and Francis set them in the garden. He maintained them to perfection, weeding, pruning and removing dead leaves. The Y and Francis have delighted patrons and passers-by with vibrant color this year, and next year, tulips and daffodils will spring up for early color.