According to the committee’s vision, “Eagle Garden will be a living space of trees, plantings, benches and ‘Our Guardian Eagle Walkway.'” The Walkway will be composed of bricks that community members may purchase in honor of or in memory of former students and staff.
The cost of each brick is $50, with a maximum of three lines engraved and a maximum 14 characters per line.
Phase I of Eagle Garden will cost approximately $10,000 and will include “Our Guardian Eagle Walkway,” which will replace the existing stepping stone path in the grassy area in front of the school at the corner of Tulley and Mulberry Streets behind the school sign. Funds donated will also be used to prepare the area and complete initial landscaping of Eagle Garden. Phase II will cost an estimated $20,000 to add a new welcome sign, water feature, full landscaping and finishing touches. The committee appreciates any and all contributions and plans to recognize all contributors on the school website and through printed materials.
A dedication service will take place May 20, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the site of Eagle Garden. Churubusco’s own New Era and Chimers will perform, the Boy Scouts will present the Colors and SGCS Superintendent Steve Darnell and Youth For Christ leader Jon Pelz will speak.
The Corporation recently accepted a donation to the garden from the Whitley County Community Foundation for $2,500.
For more information, contact Julie Mast at 693-2188 or Cathy Petrie at 636-3522. Information is also available at www.sgcs.k12.in.us/ and click on the “Eagle Garden” tab on the left-hand side of the page.