Friends of the Garden - Appreciation Luncheon
June 7th, 2008

On June 7th, 2008, Garden Of Innocents held the Friends of the Garden Appreciation Luncheon at Miss Aimee B's restaurant in St. Charles. The purpose of the luncheon was to honor the contributions of donors and volunteers that help the Garden carry out its mission. Congratulations to all the award winners and everyone in attendance.

"Garden Angel" Award
is the highest honor presented to someone who exemplifies the Garden's core values of service and compassion.

Deacon Peter Gounis accepting award from Rebeca for service above and beyond the call of duty.

"Angel Advocate" Award
Recipients are individuals who have demonstrated a long standing and continuous commitment to the mission of the Garden.

Tina Brancato

Dan Burke
    Donald Weaver                     Tom & Julie Antoni

Mark Rice
     Jim Tebeau          Liz Gruenbacher
         Naomi Hildreth                          Judy Lydon       
"Angel Advocate" recipients not present:
Nikki Vines, Pam Rice, Jennifer Miles, Betty Spitzmiller, Elaine Eckert, Donna Tebeau, Elaine Eckert and Beth Boyd.
"Friend of the Garden" Award
Recipients are individuals that are being recognized for outstanding volunteer service to the children of the Garden.

Patricia Kearns
Kitty McKelvey accepting
for Mike Mckelvey
   Mike Brancato    Mary Schlepp   Barbara Sansone-Smith
                             Alexis Brancato    

"Friend of the Garden" recipients not present: 
Sara Ann Beatty, Beth Orwick, Cora McCallin, Katie Barbeau,  Jo Barbeau, Stephanie Afful, Roberta Mehrhoff, Patti Marfia and Erin Smith.