Many of you will have noticed that we have a new bench in the park. It’s been getting a lot of use, so it seems to be a welcome addition. The bench was donated by a group of Debby Merker’s friends in her memory, and it was expertly assembled by member Joseph Garrity and his brother Patrick. Debby, with her two yellow Labradors Betsy and Oakley, were beloved park regulars. Debby’s kindness and generosity were legendary, and she is greatly missed,
The people listed below made donations for the bench. Excess funds over the cost of the bench will be donated to Main Line Animal Rescue, Debby’s preferred rescue organization where she got Betsy and Oakley.
Dorthe Andersen, Janice Asher, Judy Argon, Steve Axelrod, Ellen Briggs, Jill Cooper, Lee Dante, Tom Donohue, Karen Garbeil, Robin Garrett, Bobby Harmelin, Karen Hinckley, Sarah Johnston, Tessa Lamont Siegel, Jay and Marya Margolis, Linda McConnell, Karl Middleman, Lynn O’Connor, Bob Plotnick, Ellen Reese, Elaine Stern, John Tobias and Rebecca Wells, Helene Feinberg Walker, Kate Williams