At its annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum honored the 35 people who volunteered 100 hours or more to help beautify the gardens and manage the nonprofit organization. From left, back row: John Hegranes, Margaret Kerstner and Wally Koenig; middle row: Joe Di Giacomo, Kathy Hetherington, Jean Pisatowski, Audrey Malec, Betty Montagne, Jane Van Eeuwen, Jean Reynolds, Joan Scott-Miller,and Alice Moskowitz; front row: John Crowell, Linda Ransom, Bonnie Joachim, June Ra, Lori Origlio and Lillian Sayez; not pictured: Nancy Alexander, Columbia Bank, Deb Bryant, Patricia Engrissei, Elaine Fogerty, Ruth Hayden, Dawn Healey, Carol Huber, David Kooistra, Bill Lauber, Gerry Lowry, Jim McHugh, Sara McHugh, Mary Jo Sichak, Stuart Reiser and Mike Wilson.
Volunteers are welcome to work in the park any Tuesday or Friday from 9 am to 11:30 am, April through October. Individuals can drop in anytime and do not need to sign up in advance. They should bring water, small hand tools and gardening gloves if they have them. Groups are asked to call 973-831-5675 to make arrangements in advance. Volunteers are also needed to serve on committees and support the Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum organization.