The Rockville Rotary Club recently celebrated a successful summer harvest at the Parke County Community Garden by hosting a hobo stew picnic with gardeners at the garden clubhouse on the east side of U.S. 41 on the south edge of Rockville. The hobo stew picnic featured vegetables from the community garden along with sides provided by Rotarians and gardeners. Among the 60 Rotarians, gardeners and guests attending are, from left, front row, Janna Scott, Judy Brook, Patsy Gooch, Brenda Brown, Geri Pavich and Sandy Curran; middle row, Mark Stanley, Charlie Dorton, Lawrence Williams and Kurt Lanzone; and back row, Mark Spelbring, Eric Byers, Mike Ruark, Frank Gough, Dr. Steve Waltz, Greg Harbison, Sam Brook and Bonnie Hobbs. All the plots in the Community Garden were utilized this year and the harvest has been bountiful.
Among the special guests at the recent Rotary Community Garden picnic was the newly crowned Parke County 4-H Fair queen, Natalie Harkrider, center, who was sponsored by Rotary in the pageant. Shown with the 4-H Fair queen are Rotarians Sam Brook, left, and Judy Brook, who are members of the leadership team for the garden.