Envisioned in 2001
Created in the Spring of 2002
A Community Working Together…
Oneonta Memorial Garden
The Oneonta Memorial Garden
The Oneonta Region Chapter of The
Compassionate Friends, working in cooperation with the Oneonta High
School Class of 2002, the Oneonta School District and local community members
have joined forces to create a remembrance garden called the Oneonta Memorial
Garden. The garden was built to honor and remember children, siblings, loved
ones and friends whom we have lost. It is located behind the cafeteria on the
campus of Oneonta High School.
A loving remembrance in progress…
The garden in late spring
Picture taken by Jon Mazarak
The garden provides a quiet place for peaceful contemplation, meditation and loving remembrance. The fact that the garden will be located in a place full of life, hope and dreams will serve to reaffirm the lives of those we have lost and to remind us of the joy they brought into our own lives.
This is a community project that will be funded entirely by donations from the Oneonta Region Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, the Oneonta High School organizations, individuals and members of the business community.
The garden has a Memorial Walk of engraved pavers in memory of loved ones we have lost. The paver are 6X9 inches and can accommodate 3 lines of text. Each line of text must be no more than 14 characters, including punctuation marks and spaces.
Last Fall work was begun on the construction of a pond in the garden. Pictures will soon be available.
How can I order a Memorial Paver?
The paver form is available on line. It is a printable Word fill-in document. When you open the document, use the TAB key to navigate the form. When you have filled it in you can print it and mail it to the address on the form. If you prefer, you can print the form and fill it in by hand. Click here for the Paver Form.
How can I get involved?
Make a monetary donation in your own name or in memory of someone you have lost
Offer your time and talent
Volunteer to host a fundraising event
Businesses can donate (or offer at cost) goods and services – such as landscaping materials, plants, trees, shrubs, printing, copying, etc.
If you would like to be added to our email list, please click on the Mailbox.
For more information please contact:
Paula W. Hickey
Donations can be mailed to:
Roger Hickey, TCF Treasurer
117 Glen Drive
Oneonta, NY 13820
Checks should be made payable to: TCF - Oneonta. Please write Memorial Garden on the memo line.
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The Compassionate Friends,
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