Our senior couples are miracle workers. Miracle Grow in the case of Elder and Sister Manning. They are working in Oakdale now that the Vances returned home. They are master Gardeners, so they decided to use their talents for the benefit of the community. They decided a community garden would bring people together and give them an experience with self reliance. The land was donated by the city of Oakdale. The project was the joint effort of the city of Oakdale and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -Day Saints. The garden was dedicated to the late Mrs. Juanita Crawford, one of the Co-founders of the Oakdale City Arts Council and a member of the Garden Club. All of Mrs Crawford's family were there to honor their mother and knew that she would have been so excited about the garden. She passed away a few months before the garden was dedicated. . There was music, and activities for the kids.They planted some donated trees. Elder Manning had built individual plots for people to use. The mannings had also planted beans, tomatoes, squash, cantaloupe, and watermelon on a larger planting area to harvest for everyone. We express our gratitude to the Mannings for their great effort to share their talents not only with the members but with the community.
President with one of the Sons of Sister Neet.