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Garden clubs fund summer programs at future park

The Garden Club of Gloucester has announced a joint funding project with the Garden Club of Virginia to support educational programming, in partnership with the Rosewell Foundation, at the future site of Middle Peninsula State Park on the York River.

The Middle Peninsula project won a grant of $1,765 from the Garden Club of Virginia in a statewide competition. The Garden Club of Gloucester made an additional grant of $1,000 to the program.

“We are delighted to help make this educational program possible for our local children,” said Shannah Cooper, president of the Garden Club of Gloucester. The grants are part of an initiative by the Garden Club of Virginia to mark its centennial in 2020 by partnering with Virginia State Parks and its member garden clubs to support conservation and education in Virginia. The grant program, totaling $500,000 over four years, will support projects at state parks across the state. The Middle Peninsula Summer Program Series, led by state par...

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