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2008 Garden Tour Comes To Brooklyn Centre Sunday June 22

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Each Spring our community association here in Brooklyn Centre has a garden tour.  This year we will again be featuring our beautiful Riverside Cemetery garden with its winding roads and beautiful landscaping.

Garden_Tour_Postcard_2008_FRONT This is a photo of the chapel that sits in the center of the cemetery.  This year general manager Mr. Bill Halley portraying the first superintendent James Curtiss, will be regaling the tour attendees with the history of this beautiful gem.  He will be joined by six other costumed narrators who will tell the stories of some of the interesting people who reside here.  The theme this year is “Ideas, Innovation, and Industry. Come and see why that theme is so very appropriate.

Here are the details of the event:Garden_Tour_Postcard_2008_BACK Click on the photo to enlarge it.    Besides musical entertainment and refreshments,  The Old Brooklyn Historical Society will be there with vintage photos.  They would really like help in identifying the places and people captured at various times throughout our history.  Friends of Big Creek will be there with a map display of the changes to the neighborhood over the years.  Come see how the Cuyahoga River was rerouted . Sit down and talk with a local genealogist and start your pedigree tree.

Stop by our souvenir stand and check out the array of books we have for sale-Vicki Blum Vigil’s Cemeteries of Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Afoot, our own Reflections of Brooklyn Centre and a few others.  There will be bookmarks and postcards and flowerpots as well.

Our group of volunteers have been working hard to make this another great event. We have a great time putting it together.  Sunday will be the icing on the cake. We’d love to see you Sunday afternoon.  It’s supposed to be a beautiful day in Cleveland. Perfect weather for an afternoon stroll.           

Written by Gloria Ferris

June 17th, 2008 at 7:33 am

Posted in Cleveland