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50 years ago
May 17, 1962
SIDNEY _ The Susquenango Men's Garden Club has completed its Martin Brook project of assistance to property owners in Unadilla whose lawns and grounds were washed out or damaged in the flood last summer.
The club consists of 35 men in the tri-county area from Sidney, Unadilla, Bainbridge, Sidney Center and Franklin, all of whom participated in the restoration project. One member who contributed more than 100 hours of free labor was presented a bronze plaque on behalf of the club by Regional President John Ford at the last meeting.
Twenty-seven varieties of roses were purchased for the project but hundreds of items were donated by Clarence Russell and Wilber Boeck, as well as trees, bulbs and shrubs from Broome Club and 150 trees delivered by the Albany Club. More than 2,700 items were received and distributed.
Cash contributions were donated by the Unadilla Community Service, Mirabito Brothers, Raymond Rapp and Harold York. Due to dry ground conditions, the following garden clubs in the Upstate Regional Area also contributed checks in lieu of materials: Syracuse, Rome, Baldwinsville, Watertown and Morrisville. National Secretary George Spader of Morrisville donated special seeds as his token of esteem for the club's efforts.
Col. Leroy Copp served as liaison man, correlating needs with supply during the project.