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Starkey Parkies raising funds for garden
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The butterfly garden to be built at Grand Villa in Largo was inspired by resident Arlene Dawson, pictured here at a Starkey Parkie meeting in February.
LARGO – To raise funds for a butterfly garden at Largo’s Grand Villa, the Starkey Parkies will hold a three-hour-only yard sale Saturday, June 7, 8 to 11 a.m., at 115 14th St. in Belleair Beach.

The Starkey Parkies is a support group for patients and caregivers dealing with Parkinson’s disease. For the last six months, they have held their monthly meetings at Grand Villa, 750 Starkey Road in Largo. The funds collected in the yard sale will go toward the creation of a gift to the senior living facility in appreciation for hosting the group.

Arlene Dawson, a member of the Starkey Parkies and six-year resident at Grand Villa, has been dreaming about a butterfly garden in the courtyard and began creating her own, one plant at a time. The Starkey Parkies hope to turn her dream into a larger reality as an expression of thanks to Grand Villa.

George Haynor of Largo’s Haynor Garden Shop on Starkey Road has generously offered his consulting services in planning and implementing the garden with Starkey Parkies members and a committee of residents from the Grand Villa. They will start immediately after the yard sale, with the blessing of residence’s executive director, Larry Prescott, as well as the assistance of activities director Valerie Castellano and other staff members.

An assortment of butterfly attractors and food sources – including buddleia, milkweed, pentas, and ultimately, passion vine – will be integrated into the Villa courtyard’s existing garden area surrounding its central fountain.

Along with furniture, household and decorative items, the June 7 sale will include butterfly-garden flowers from Haynor’s Garden Center, the proceeds for which will be added to the fundraiser.

For more information, contact Theo Betjemann at theobetj@aol.com or 595-0928.
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