Information Contacts:    

Mike Economos
(269) 857-1248

John Peters
(269) 857-2967

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Outstanding in their field ...

Old School House Shrub Saving

JUNE 29, 2008 -- Volunteers from Saugatuck/Douglas Historical Society gathered at The Old School House last Saturday morning to move front-yard shrubs and flowers to a temporary back-yard holding bed, making way for a new brick walkway to be built after the July 4 holiday. The work crew, seen at the holding bed, included (left-to-right): Harold Thieda, Kristi Mueller, Kathy Sturm (new SDHS president), Ruth Johnson, Judy Thomas, Dottie Lyon, Al Lyon, Mike Economos (SDHS Museum master gardener), Steve Hutchins (new SDHS board member), and Tom Anthrop. "Relocating the plants now", says Economos, "will save them for replanting later according to a new landscaping layout planned for the Old School House Discovery Center." The new landscaping, he adds, will include re-contouring the grounds as needed for best absorption of rainfall and roof runoff collected by a new underground drainage system installed late last year.

More information about the Old School House Discovery Center is available on-line at,  including floor plans and a photo diary of work done to date.

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