WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) – Financial donations are needed for a phased memorial garden at Monk Botanical Gardens in Wausau.
In 2019, the idea of honoring Sara Quirt-Sann was developed. She was one of four people killed in a shooting on March 22, 2017.
Sara’s Storybook Garden is a passion project of Quirt-Sann’s friends and colleagues.
Initial plans indicated that the garden would cost $1 million.
Sara’s Storybook Garden will bring together some of the things Sara Quirt-Sann was most passionate about.
“His love of literature. You would regularly find her, while she waits between cases, reading a book,” said De Vos, a Quirt-Sann colleague and member of the committee. “His love of gardening. She was actually taking courses to become a master gardener. Her main job was as an ad litem guardian, so she was actually an advocate for children,” Robyn De Vos said in an interview with NewsChannel 7 in 2019.
The Marathon County Bar Association will match donations up to a total of $10,000 through August 31.
Click here to donate online.
You can go directly to the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin website and choose Sara’s Storybook Garden Fund. As always, we are grateful for all the support everyone has given in the past.
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