Home, garden tour in Upper to help maintain courthouse landscaping

PHOTO SUBMITTED Janice Woods (left) and her co-coordinator Linda Diebolt are pictured outside the Wyandot County Courthouse in Upper Sandusky with the newly installed hanging basket fixtures.

UPPER SANDUSKY — The community of Upper Sandusky again is gathering to support the Wyandot County Courthouse property during the second annual home and garden tour next month.

The 2018 Home and Garden Tour is to take place 1-6 p.m. July 8. The tour is to include six locations, including the home of Janice Woods, who is coordinating the event again this year.

The tour this year includes a lavender farm and the Wyandot County Museum, Woods said.

The locations include: Tom and Bonnie Eyestone, 11680 SH 103, Carey; Bill and April Mullen, 212 S. Eighth St., Upper Sandusky; Wyandot County Historical Society, 130 S. Seventh St., Upper Sandusky; Janice and Irvin Woods, 523 S. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky; Andy and Tammy Boyce, 3101 TH 107, Carey; and Jean and Cliff Orians, 979 N. Warpole St., Upper Sandusky.

Refreshments are to be provided at some of the locations and those who attend may go in any order they choose, Woods said.

“This is what Wyandot County is all about,” Bill Clinger, a Wyandot County commissioner, said. “It is just amazing.”

The home and garden tour was started by Woods when she continued to see old bushes out front of the courthouse and wanted to so something about it.

This year, metal fixtures were installed for hanging flower baskets, using money that was raised last year. The metal work was done by a local man, Eric Stansbury, which saved the county over $400.

With the county budget, Clinger said it is tough to maintain the lawn of the courthouse.

“We really appreciate the work Janice has done,” Clinger said.

Those who attend can also register to win $50 in Chamber Bucks.

Tickets for the tour cost $10 and proceeds go toward maintaining the flowers on the courthouse lawn, Woods said.

Advance tickets can also be purchased at Woods’ Antiques or at any tour stop July 8.