Fenton Officially Opens Butterfly Garden


“Butterflies Are Free” there just weren’t any around Thursday afternoon. On a chilly fall day, Fenton officially opened their new Butterfly Garden by the river on Leroy Street. The garden surrounds the Butterfly Statue that was erected last year across from the Fenton Post Office. Through a generous donation by Gerald and Kay Willey, owners of Fenton Home Furnishings, the DDA was able to purchase the unique piece of art.

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Butterfly Garden Ribbon-Cutting

The Willey’s were on-hand to celebrate the event that featured a ribbon-cutting. Fittingly their granddaughter Jaidlynn assisted Mayor Sue Osborn in taking the scissors to the bright red ribbon. Spring will provide a much better vision of the garden in full bloom. When the caterpillar cocoons open and the butterflies are free to fly about downtown Fenton. See you there next April.

Butterfly Garden Ribbon Cutting / Lasco Press Photo
The Butterly Statue / Lasco Press Photo
Ready for Flight / Lasco Press Photo
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Steve Sweitzer
Steve is the Sports Editor for the Lasco Press and highlights our coverage of the NASCAR Cup Series. Steve is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association and a nationally published author of automotive related articles for industry trade magazines. He is also a freelance technical writer and accomplished photographer. A 25-year resident of Southeast Michigan, Steve’s passion for reporting on our community, it’s residents, and our automotive connections allow us to use his skills to cover a number of events. Steve’s ability to seek out the unique behind the scenes accounts that tell the often-overlooked aspect of a story makes for entertaining reading. Follow Steve at thelascopress.com with weekly NASCAR updates and featured articles.