Saturday saw ice on the windshields, but that didn't keep volunteers from cleaning up the 3.5 acres of the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum. Over 30 people descended on the Museum to rake, mulch, pick up branches and do general garden work.
Two trailers were filled with leaves and branches and taken to the local compost site for mulching. Volunteers worked hard, then took advantage of the sunshine for some drinks, donuts and a tour of the Study. Pansies and lobelia were planted just in time for the activities on the next two weekends.
Even after working for 2.5 hours, volunteers were still smiling and having fun. After 3 hours, the grounds and gardens are beautiful and ready for the influx of visitors.