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Letter: 9/11 memorial firemen’s garden

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Sept. 11, 2012 – it was a day of remembering, giving thanks to so many people who gave of their time and/or materials.

I want to give recognition to the Explorers of the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District, Sabrina Sivert, Elise Fichtel, George Wilson, Stephen Coomes, Riley Coomes, Jameson Horn, Joe Miller, Anthony Parielli, Jordan Meadows, Nick Sharp, Colin Deprez and Andrew Oliver, as well as firefighters Alex White and Amelia Hurst, and Explorer adviser Rob Stevens. Without their help, we couldn’t keep the 9/11 memorial firemen’s garden of memories looking so good.

A special thanks to Kane County Landscape Material and Supply, Wasco Nursery, L&M Greenhouses, Laura Kaiser, Wiltse’s Greenhouse and Farm Produce, the Lowe’s of St. Charles garden center, Chief Kelly Callaghan, administrative assistant Pam Hall and the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District for their support in keeping the spirit of the garden alive. Also, to my family for their help – Lisa, Philip, Pat, Quinton, Benji and my neighbor, Fred Swift. Please support the businesses mentioned here with your patronage, as they support the spirit of the firemen’s garden with their generous donations of plants and materials. And, last but not least, the Kane County Chronicle and Elburn Herald newspapers for their articles of support that they printed. If I missed anyone to thank, please forgive me.

Paul Wdowicki

A resident of Elburn who has planted a 9/11 memorial garden in his front yard

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