The Frederik Meijer Gardens Foundation was pleased to honor its Perennial Society members at a cocktail reception at the Gardens on June 10, 2009. Members and their guests were welcomed by President Ray Loeschner who expressed appreciation for the far-sightedness of members in helping to build the Perennial Society. Special guest, Fred Meijer, thanked members for their gifts to the Foundation and emphasized the important role their generosity plays in supporting the growth and maintenance of Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. David Hooker, President and CEO of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, provided an interesting and informative slide presentation and update on the Gardens.
Jesse & Becky Stewart were welcomed as new members of the Perennial Society and were presented with a framed membership certificate in honor of their deferred gift to the Foundation. Everyone in attendance received a beautiful, potted perennial plant donated by Sawyer Nursery of Hudsonville. In conclusion, Ray Loeschner thanked members and their guests for attending the reception and extended an invitation for them to enjoy a complimentary tram tour of the Gardens following the meeting.