Friends of the Wild Flower Garden

Annual Gathering of the
Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden Volunteers - 2008

Volunteer group

On Sunday evening November 9th, 2008 The Friends of The Wild Flower Garden and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) hosted an appreciation event for all those who helped make the 2008 season at Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden a success. Attending were Garden volunteers, Garden Naturalists and Staff, and members of The Friends. Our thanks to Melissa and Lars Hansen for the use of their space at "The Studio".


Guests arriving
Ann Godfrey (l) and Susan Dean (2nd left) greet arriving guests.
Food Line
The line-up for the food table waiting while speeches are made. (Photos by Phoebe Waugh.)
Lars Hansen
Lars Hansen, whose volunteered the use of his studio for the affair.
Ann and Jim
Volunteer coordinator and event planner Ann Godfrey is speaking with Invasive plant coordinator Jim Proctor looking on. Both are Friends Board members.
Pam Weiner
Friends President Pam Weiner has just make her introductory remarks after some early social time.
Diana T.
MPRB Naturalist Diana Thottungal makes some remarks about the past season at the Garden.
Speeches
Naturalist Diana Thottungal (l) having just made a comment enjoyed by (l to r) Garden Curator Susan Wilkins, Friends President Pam Weiner and Volunteer Coordinator Ann Godfrey.
Drawing Door Prizes
Drawing for door prizes. Garden Curator Susan Wilkins reads off the winning name while Ann Godfrey holds the name basket and Pam Weiner observes.
Susan and Gloria
Susan Dean (r) with Gloria Miller signing in.
Kitchen Work
Ann Godfrey and Melissa Hansen (studio host and Friends Board member) work on getting the food ready. Photos by Phoebe Waugh.