County Seat Newspaper
of Clare County

4th Annual Harrison Garden Tour


This year’s garden tour was held Aug. 22 and it was another success, all of the gardens were at their peak and each had their own unique style. A huge thank you to the following homeowners for allowing us to tour their gardens; Ted and Gail Mathis, Ken and Terri Koehler, Jim and Jamie Hunt, Ed and Linda VanVorst, and the Read&Feed Community Garden, a project of the Harrison District Library. This year the gardens of Ted and Gail Mathis were voted the favorite garden.

Thank you to all the garden tour volunteers, who made this tour possible; Rob Guay, Kellie Smith, Marlene Williams, Jan McKimmy, Linda Schettenhelm, Chris Jensen, Diana Fetzer, Sharon Hawkins, Sony Lipovsky, Jackie Bradley, Sandi Bobo, Kerri Forfinski.

A special thank you to Clare County Transit for providing transportation to all the gardens and to Walraven’s Country Gardens, Tamaracks Golf Course and Pam Heath for providing door prizes for the event.

Thank you to the Harrison Street Fair Sponsors: American Waste, Dr. G. Chemical Bank, Harrison Realty, Harrison Do It Best Lumber, Clare County Cleaver, State Farm Insurance-Dan Durga, MMCC, Reinke Hearth of the Home, Harrison Eye Care, 98.5 UPS, Duggan Propane, Stocking Funeral Home, VFW Post 1075, 92.1 the Twister, David Hoefling, PNC Bank, CCTC, MMDC, Weinlander Fitzhugh, David Rowe, Budd Lake Area Association, Edward Jones, Heckman Electric, Isabella Bank, Miceili’s Corner, PATCO, Jay’s Sporting Goods, Bark and Bathe, Maxi Muffler, Snowsnake Ski & Golf, WGDN 103 Country, Brad Malley Well Drilling, American Legion Riders and Honor Guard, Condell Wonderland Realty, Walraven’s Country Garden, Lori Martin and Jerry Berger.

Proceeds from the sale of the tickets fund local garden projects, such as the Veterans Freedom Park. If you have a garden you would like to highlight in a future garden tour, call Harrison City Hall at 989-539-7145.

The Annual Harrison Garden Tour kicks off the Harrison Street Fair, which is held the last full weekend of August. Make sure to mark your 2020 calendar for next year’s garden tour, which will be held Thursday, Aug. 28.


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