Pennsylvania’s Largest Pond Tour

October 7, 2007

OliviasHouseDonation2006.jpgThe Garden’s Edge and the South Central PA Chapter of NAWGS donated over $3,000.00 from their very successful 2007 Parade of Ponds to Olivia’s House.

 The Garden’s Edge in conjunction with the South Central PA Chapter of the North American Water Garden Society held the 4th Annual Parade of Ponds on August 4th & 5th, 2007.  The annual self-guided tour included over 30 of the most beautiful water features in and around York County.  The recipient of 100% of ticket proceeds from the parade of ponds was Olivia’s House - a local organization committed to the care and support of grieving children.  Founded in 2002, Olivia’s House offers no cost services for children and young adults who have lost a loved one through death.  Olivia’s House, located at 830 South George Street in York, depends on the local community for support to achieve its mission of healing through grief and loss education. 

The community got to take a peak into backyard paradises all over the county and a local charity was given an early holiday present.  Everybody wins!  Pictured here are Mark Willoughby, President of The Garden’s Edge, Rebecca Willoughby, Coordinator for the South Central Pennsylvania Chapter of NAWGS, Leslie Delp, Founder and Executive Director of Olivia’s House and Barbara Nesbit, Board President of Olivia’s House.

The Garden’s Edge is a family owned design/build water feature and hardscape contractor specializing in backyard retreats.  Based in York, PA they are an industry leader in the design and installation of Eco Friendly water gardens, koi ponds, and waterfalls in York, Harrisburg, Carlisle, Hanover and the surrounding area.  

The North American Water Garden Society - South Central PA Chapter is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enjoyment, education and protection of the water garden hobby. www.NawgsofPA.org

Mark your calendars now for the 2008 Parade of Ponds.  The area’s largest water garden tour will feature more than 40 water gardens, pondless waterfalls, koi ponds, and more  Save the date August 2nd & 3rd, 2008  Stay Tuned and visit www.ParadeofPonds.info to keep up with the latest news about Pennsylvania’s Largest Pond Tour!

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