The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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May 8, 2013

Frankston Garden Club sets garden tour for May 25

PALESTINE — The Frankston Garden Club will hold its first-ever Home Flower Garden Tour on Saturday, May 25.

The tour will feature four gardens in the Frankston area, including two on Lake Palestine.

“The homeowners are excited about it, our club is excited about it and the community is excited about it,” Frankston Garden Club garden tour chair Lina Mae Eschberger told the Herald-Press Tuesday. “What better medicine than to go out and see God’s beauty everywhere — it refreshes your body, mind and soul.”

The tour will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine and will feature the following gardens:

• J.C. and Reba Hicks and Judy Hicks McNeil — 333 Kickapoo St. in Frankston

• Monroe and Trudy Menke — Lollipop subdivision, 22501 Cherry Lane, Frankston

• Raymond and Una Mae Nichols — 570 N. Weldon St., Frankston

• Terry and Hope Ramsey — 6701 HCR 4216, Frankston

“Each garden is different and even if you think you have time to see one garden, I think it will be worth your time,” Eschberger said. “It’s a wonderful outing for men and women to come and just be refreshed by the fresh air and take a walk through the gardens, that may bring back some childhood memories while enjoying the gardens, the birds and the butterflies.”

Admission to the event is $8 per person. Tickets can be purchased at Sav-Mor Foods, David’s Beauty Salon, from any Frankston Garden Club member or at the entry of any featured garden.

“The Ramseys have a lot of old-timey plants. They live in Lake Palestine and they have a gorgeous long driveway with roses and all kinds of pass-along plants,” Eschberger said. “The McNeil garden has the feeling of an English garden with lots of old-timey pass-along plants you can’t buy anymore. Her grandmother was a real passionate gardener and that’s where she got her love for that.”

Proceeds from the tour will go to the Frankston Garden Club Frankston High School Scholarship Fund.

“It’s for a wonderful cause. We think it’s an investment in our youth to do these fund-raisers. We try to do something the whole community would enjoy while benefiting deserving students who need a little help going to college,” Eschberger said.

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