Photos by Eric Stauffer, Dark Horse Art Works
Friends of the YWCA met Saturday to launch efforts to bring new life to the historic YWCA facility. Grounds beautification and renovating the Children’s Learning Center were the first items on the agenda. Volunteers from CNB Bank, Pride Fairmount Garden Group, the Sierra Club and the National Honor Societies from Marquette Catholic and Alton high schools helped with landscaping and cleaning up. Materials were provided with the support of the Alton Community Service League. A service league grant and assistance of the Sierra Club have facilitated the continued expansion of the YWCA garden areas. The Sierra Club is helping stabilize hillsides through plantings and helping design the future Jane and Bob Bruker Memorial Garden. For information, contact Sue Bayer at (618) 363-6843.