Group wants memorial garden at Glenwood Lake

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 August 2013 at 12:00 am

MEDINA – The recent deaths of two active Medina community members has prompted a group to propose a memorial garden at Glenwood Lake.

“The Circle of Love Memory Garden” will first honor Michelle Stanton Jones and Linda Froman. Jones was 54 when she died on July 29. She was active in the Memories of Medina Facebook group, an online community with nearly 3,000 members that promote the community. Jones organized several “meet and greets” for the group.

Froman was 58 when she died on July 31. She was a real estate broker, and active supporter of several community causes.

The Memories of Medina group wants to recognize both women and make room for more people to be recognized at the garden, which would have a base circle with a 34-foot diameter. Group representatives will pitch the plan to the Ridge Town Board tonight at 7.

The project includes benches, flowers, a sign and an arbor across the path that will be 10 feet tall and 8 feet from post to post. The garden project will cost about $3,500, said Dayton Hausman, a Memories of Medina member. He thinks the group can raise that with $20 donations from about 175 of the members.

“This will be a flower garden that will add a splash of color,” he said. “Right now there isn’t much color down there. We want to create a place where people can sit and reflect.”