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Sisters Participate in 2018 Stevens Point Garden Parade

Sister Rita Schmidt, Sister Liz Koszarek, and Sister Catherine Kieliszewski participated in the 2018 Stevens Point (Wisconsin) Area Garden Parade held July 14th. Sister Rita had been invited to be a vendor located in Joe and Audrey Somer's garden. Many years ago their daughter Pam was a student in Sister Rita's classroom.


Left: "Asiatic Lilies," a framed painting of Sister Rita's. Right: Jo Somers and daughter, Pam (the gardeners) with the landscape painting of "Grandpa's Garden" painted by Sister Rita (Pam was Sister Rita's 2nd grade student).

While Sister Rita painted with watercolor in the garden, Sister Liz was sales clerk and cashier, while Sister Catherine entertained the visitors. Sister Rita noted that it was a delight to be in the midst of God's creation and beauty all day. "As with Francis," she shared, "we praised and thanked God for the gift of nature's loveliness."

Sister Liz Koszarek at her post, ready for buyers.

Sister Rita paints with watercolor in the Somer's Garden.

Sister Clarita Iwanski and Sister Angelora Grossman shopping in the garden for Sister Rita's notecards.

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