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April 28, 2013

Seeds of hope

Tonawanda woman has high hopes for community garden


Tonawanda News — Mostly, though, she just wants to inspire people.

“I think that’s what I see here. Community. Not us vs. them,” she said. “I want people who don’t get it ... to kinda get it. 

“I want them ... to say, ‘hey, maybe I could do that.’ “Hoener, of First Presbyterian Church, echoed her words.

“We’re hoping that it’s just going to make some connections,” he said. “Even churches in Tonawanda don’t talk to each other much. This is another way to say we’re all on the same page. Let’s celebrate that.

“Every first step is a small step.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION For more information on the Tonawanda Community Peace Garden, call Nancy Rolando at 743-0564 or email

Contact reporter Jill Keppeler at 693-1000, ext. 4313.

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