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Celebrate the Roz Bird & the Secret Garden Tour Committee on April 4th!

Third Place Commons invites you to join in “Growing Our Community Garden” at the annual fundraising breakfast on Thursday, April 4th to raise vital funds for Third Place Commons and its flagship program, the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market.

This joyful celebration of community always includes a great breakfast from Honey Bear Bakery, live music from the Milner Family Fiddles, a fast, furious live auction led by the hilarious Ken Carson, and of course, the good company of friends, neighbors, and local civic and business leaders. In addition, one of the highlights of the event is the presentation of the Friends of the Community Award.

This year, Third Place Commons has selected Roz Bird and the Secret Gardens of Lake Forest Park Garden Tour Committee as the Friends of the Community Award honorees.

The LFP Secret Garden Tour celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, made possible through the hard work of the many dedicated community volunteers who make up the committee. Thanks to these amazing individuals, our community is united for one beautiful day a year to visit the extraordinary hidden garden gems of our area, enjoy music and art, chat with master gardeners, and shop for inspiration to beautify every garden large and small.

This year’s committee has been hard at work since last summer recruiting gardens and planning for another wonderful event on June 15th. Proceeds of the event benefit the four presenting nonprofits and raise funds for public art.

Among the public art the garden tour has funded in the past is the sculpture entitled 5×5 by Rodger Squirrell, gifted to the City of Lake Forest Park in honor of the city’s 50th anniversary. The group is now working with the city for a new project.

Over the years, the membership of the committee has slowly evolved, but Roz Bird was involved from the start and has been leading the committee for many years. In addition, Roz was also a founding board member with Third Place Commons where she served on the board until 2016.

Don’t miss this very special opportunity to honor the extraordinary service these dedicated volunteers have given to our community over the years. Not to mention a tasty breakfast, terrific auction, and plenty of fun!

Visit the breakfast event page to learn more or get your tickets now for the big event!

Get your tickets by Wednesday, March 27th to guarantee your spot!
Then again, why wait? Get your tickets today!
Or if you prefer, you can buy them in person from our friends at Third Place Books.
Thank you and see you at the Commons!

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Last week, we shared some big news from our Executive Director Amy Whittenburg, who plans to start a new chapter at the end of June.

That means big, exciting changes both for her and for the organization. Read the full story here.

Then be sure to get your tickets and join us for Amy’s last official breakfast before she takes her final bow as Executive Director!