Friday, April 18, 2014

2014 Let the Work Begin

 All are invited to the Annual Meeting which will be held at 1:30 PM, Sunday, April 27 at Anne Hathaway Cottage.  Board member elections will be held.  Tea will be served following the meeting.

Our annual Planting Festival will be Wednesday to Saturday, May 21 to 24, 2014. We will begin planting on Wednesday morning and continue until Saturday. Anyone is welcome. Come at any time, for any length of time. No need to sign-up, just show up. Supper will be served to all volunteers on Thursday evening. 

 Anne Hathaway Cottage will be open to visitors weekly throughout the summer months. We welcome volunteers to host in the cottage. If you have an afternoon to help at the cottage, please contact a board member.  Visitors may enjoy walking through the garden anytime all summer long. 
Souvenirs are on sale inside the cottage.  For Cottage Hours Call 605-539-0026.

 The second season of "Music in the Garden" will kick off Thursday June 5 in the garden at 7 p.m. Various musical groups from the area will be performing for the public free of charge every Thursday evening from June 5 to August 14. Light suppers provided by local merchants will be available for sale before each program. This annual series, organized by Mary Jane Dean Belz, had its very 
successful inaugural run last summer. Come and enjoy music and fun in the garden. The cottage will be open during these events.

The Wessington Springs Shakespeare Garden and Hathaway Cottage is a non-profit organization that relies on the dedication of it's volunteers and the generosity of donors from across the country.
If you would like to be a part of keeping the garden and cottage the unique treasure it is to our town, please call any of the board members. They will be happy to help you find something you would enjoy. Opportunities for volunteers include:
Welcoming visitors to the cottage during afternoon hours this summer.
Baking or helping host cottage teas occasionally during the summer months.
Helping with weeding and upkeep of the garden this summer.

The Shakespeare Garden Fund, established in 2012 with South Dakota Community Foundation, is,as of 2014, making available the Fund's interest for use by SGS to help care for the cottage and garden.  Friends of Shakespeare Garden contributed funds which were matched by an anonymous donor to create this fund.  Anyone may make contributions to the Shakespeare Garden Fund by contacting South Dakota Community Foundation for information.
We are grateful to our friends for their contributions 
which will help protect Shakespeare Garden in perpetuity.