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Pictured below: Linda King, Stephen Smyk, Kathryn Greig, Maureen Blasic

Women's Club of Milton Dedicates

Pollinator Preserve

The June 30  dedication ceremony for a new garden in Milton attracted the mayor, town council members,  and Milton residents; but, perhaps the most important guests were butterflies and bees.  The Women’s Club of Milton spearheaded the garden on Union Street, next to the Lydia B. Cannon Museum.


It is filled with plants that attract pollinating insects. The garden is in front of the former home of Carol Thomas, a founder of the Women’s Club, who passed away in 2016. The dedication was an emotional experience for Kathryn Grieg and Maureen Blasic, two women’s club members who spearheaded the Pollinator Preserve Garden effort.

UPDATE: Stephen Smyk Presentation

On Tuesday, September 10, State Representative Stephen Smyk presented a “State of Delaware Proclamation” award to the Women’s Club of Milton (WCOM).  This Proclamation is in recognition of the WCOM’s positive involvement in the Milton community through their work on the Pollinator Garden Preserve.  The Proclamation will become a part of the official State of Delaware Records and be archived for future generations.

What started as a small garden project has bloomed into a lush and lavish Pollinator Preserve at the Carol Thomas House, located on the grounds of the Milton Historical Society, involving many Milton organizations and residents.  The Milton Community Foundation, the Milton Garden Club, the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, the Town of Milton Council and Public Works employees, the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife, and numerous others contributed time, expertise, and financial resources towards what has become a beautiful part of the Milton community. 

As Linda King, President of the WCOM, expressed at the dedication ceremony: 

“It’s pulled everyone together. It’s given Miltonians one more thing to be proud of in their town. Sometimes the smallest things we can do in our communities can have the greatest impact,”

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