In its fourth year, the Ironton in Bloom, Inc., fundraiser, Over The Backyard Fence, is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Jan Wolfe of Ironton in Bloom said proceeds from the tour of eight local gardens helps fund city beautification.
She said the organization awards a prize monthly to a residential front yard and the idea for this tour began from that project.
“The winners always wanted us to see their back yard,” Wolfe said.
The tour will begin at the Lawrence County Historical Museum at, 506 6th St. Tickets, which are $10 per person, and maps will be available there, as well as refreshments throughout the day.
Gardens on view include:
‰Ms. Patti Canaan
519 Heplar St.
‰Mr. and Mrs. Mike Compliment
2424 S. 12th St.
‰Mr and Mrs. Greg Klaiber
1305 Shawnee Trail
‰Ms. Karen Marshall
1638 N. Second St.
‰Mr. and Mrs. John McKay
1225 Shawnee Trail
‰Mrs. Wilbur Rapp
510 Lawrence St.
‰Mrs. Jacob Scherer
1520 Thomas St.
‰Mr. and Mrs. John Wolfe
1220 Shawnee Trail
In addition to the residential gardens, Ohio University Southern Campus grounds at Collins Center, 1804 Liberty Ave., will be open.
Also, Weber’s Florist Gifts and Greenhouse will be open and will give each visitor a potted plant. Weber’s is at 1501 S. Sixth St.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at Weber’s Florists; Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio in Ironton; “All That” salon in Coal Grove; or Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce building in South Point.
In case of rain, the event will be moved to the following Sunday, July 1, at the same time.
For more information, call (740) 550-9495 or (740) 532-2954.
LEE WARD can be reached at email@example.com or (606) 326-2661.