Recognition of Jay and Donna Gaydosh for work on Scully Park
Jay and Donna Gaydosh enjoy the beauty of Scully
Park. Since they live across the street from it, they frequently
walk their dogs there.
Scully Park is one of downtown Lincoln's most scenic locations,
and the decorative fountain there is the focal point.
The fountain is a challenge for the county to maintain because it
collects leaves, mosquitoes, frogs, trash and other debris
throughout the year.
This year the Gaydoshes volunteered to clean and paint the
fountain. Painting the fountain included using a buffer to remove
the old paint as well as applying fresh paint
Jay and Donna collect the coins tossed into the fountain and
donate them to the Sgt. Bob Graue Toys for Tots program.
In September, the Logan County Board passed a resolution
commending Jay and Donna Gaydosh for their commitment and dedication
in keeping the Scully Park fountain clean and for their work to make
the park attractive for all who visit it.
The Master Gardeners group recognized for their work at Scully
and Latham parks
Scully and Latham parks are beautiful locales that enhance
downtown Lincoln and are the site of numerous special events
throughout the year. Keeping the parks looking attractive is a
priority of the county board's buildings and grounds committee.
Scully Park was the site of a demonstration garden project that
was a collaborative effort of several members of the Logan County
Master Gardener volunteers. The funds to support the project were
secured from grants totaling $1,000 given by the Logan County Park
and Trails Foundation.
Scully Park was named in honor of Violet Scully. The Scullys were
well known in Logan County as landholders, developers and
benefactors to the community.
Mrs. Scully particularly loved gardening, and in planning for
landscaping at Scully Park, research was done to determine her
favorite flowers and colors. The Scully Park project was a
three-phase project with a planning phase, a development and
implementation phase, and ongoing care and education about the
The planting beds are at the front entrance and in raised beds at
the center of the park, including boxwood hedges, which were a
popular inclusion in Mrs. Scully's garden. Various spring flowering
bulbs, such as daffodils, tulips and hyacinths, were planted to
offer early spring color, as well as hydrangea and hosta, which add
mass, color and texture. Annuals are added each spring to replace
the early bulbs and further enhance the splash of color.
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The majority of the plants in the garden are labeled. But as the
Master Gardeners tend to plants in the park, they also answer
questions from people visiting the park.
Pete Ross and his brother, Ron Ross, coordinate Master Gardener
efforts at both Scully and Latham parks. Approximately 100 volunteer
hours were provided at Scully Park this year and about 65 volunteer
hours at Latham Park.
Master Gardeners design and plant the landscaping, as well as
till, weed, deadhead and water plants at both parks. The excessive
heat and lack of rain made tending to landscaping at the parks more
challenging this year.
Master Gardener volunteers at the
David Schroder, who
has tilled both parks for 12 years.
Pete Ross, Ron
Ross, David Baldin and Dorrence Brucker, who have worked on both
parks for 10 years.
Vince Long, who has
worked at Scully Park for six years, and Tanya Glenn, who has
volunteered at both parks for six years.
Jo Bode and Kay
Kohler, who have volunteered at Scully Park for two years.
Rita Wilson, who began volunteering
this year at Scully Park.
By resolution, the Logan County Board commended these Master
Gardeners for their commitment and dedication in keeping both Scully
and Latham parks beautifully landscaped and expressed appreciation
for all their work to make the parks showpieces of downtown Lincoln.
County board appointments
R.N., B.S.N., to Logan County Tuberculosis Board.
to the Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County.
Gerald Gehrke to
the board of review.
Bill Sahs to the board of review,
filling the unexpired term of William Donath.
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