DAR honors Girl Scout leader with community service award
Michelle Krieg, leader of Girl Scout Troop 70769 in Bay Village, is the recipient of a community service award from the Daughters of the American Revolution for her time and dedication to refurbishing flower beds adjacent to the Osborn House and Rose Hill Museum. Both are located in the northeast corner of Cahoon Memorial Park.
The beds had been neglected for many years. The Herb Guild, Bay Village Historical Society, Bay Village Garden Club and the DAR met to determine how extensive a restoration would be. The Girl Scout troop took on the effort of rejuvenating the gardens. This involved research, detailed measurements of the existing plots, replenishing the soil and careful selection of native plants to ensure survival in our Lake Erie climate.
Last spring, under the guidance of Michelle Krieg and historical society President Cathy Flament, the beds were prepared, planted and labeled for the beautification of the area and the enjoyment of passersby. Special care was made to not disturb the 30 daffodil bulbs which had been planted the previous fall by the DAR. The Scouts, with some assistance from the city service department, will maintain the gardens.