You Are Invited…

to a Ribbon Cutting! My last post showed you a picture of signs directing people to our lovely arboretum. I imagine that many of you were wondering where exactly the signs were directing visitors to go. Well, LOUA now has a beautiful kiosk across the street from the Indianola Informal K-8 elementary school on Weber. It is the most amazing creation, and many thanks to Jason for coming up with the design and implementing it. Also thanks to Corinne, who chiseled as good as anything Michelangelo ever did. And thanks to Pete, who learned some useful roofing skills in putting on the shingles. Our deepest thanks go to The Columbus Foundation, United Way of Central Ohio, PNC, Bob Evans, and the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation, proud supporters of the 2012 Neighborhood Partnership Grants Program, which provided the funding for the kiosk.

The kiosk will contain information about LOUA, native plants, invasive plants, and other bits along with walking maps. (And membership information!!)

I’ve included a picture of the kiosk nearly finished, which I’ve done on purpose because I want all of you to come out to the parking lot across from the school on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 11am. We are going to have a ribbon cutting for the kiosk, and then everyone is heading out on the short tree walk. You might recall that we have two walks (a long and short) with maps and information about the trees that one can see along the way. And, of course, you can see the finished kiosk in all of its glory. And meet many of the people who have been involved with LOUA for the past year and beyond. And see some wonderful trees.

When this little dream started, I knew we could make it a reality. But never in my wildest dreams did I imagine it would happen so quickly and on such a great scale. So many people stepped up to help along the way. Each stumbling block we came to, there was always someone who had an answer, someone who could help. We couldn’t have made it this far without everyone’s assistance. If you’d like to help out, please come on Saturday.

Saturday, May 12, 2012
Parking lot across from Indianola Informal K-8
251 East Weber Road
(Between Calumet and Druid)

Until next time!


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