Posted July 17, 2022 in Articles
The community at Wiggins Place of Menorah Park, 27100 Cedar Road in Beachwood, celebrated its communal garden at a ribbon cutting July 12.
Resident, donor and avid gardener Donna Yanowitz cut the ribbon alongside Menorah Park President and CEO Jim Newbrough and Beachwood Major Justin Berns amidst family, fellow gardeners and guests.
In addition to support from Yanowitz, who contributed to the establishment of the garden space through the Bennett and Donna Yanowitz Family Foundation at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, the late Lois Klein also contributed to the new space.
According to Menorah Park Chief Development Officer Brian Sokol, Klein shared her love of Wiggins Place, where she participated in numerous programs, including gardening. She established a legacy gift through the Lois and Bernard Klein Wiggins Place Fund, to be used to enhance Wiggins Place after her passing.
“How pleased Lois would be to see this beautiful garden,” Sokol said. “Thank you, Lois, for your foresight.”
Newbrough, in a news release, said: “Wiggins Place is an integral part of the Menorah Park community of Excellence in Caring. We are so proud of this latest enhancement to our campus and hope everyone takes great pleasure in either planting and enjoying their garden harvests or enjoying the beautiful scenery it provides.”