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Posted on: July 30, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Painted Rain Barrel Raffle to Benefit Richmond Gardens

Jenny Babyar and painted rain barrel for raffle
Village of Westmont
Date Issued: July 30, 2018

Westmont resident and artist Jenny Babyar recently painted and donated a rain barrel to the Environmental Improvement Commission in support of Richmond Education Gardens and Apiary project, located at 1 S. Richmond, Clarendon Hills.  Richmond Gardens is a joint project between Clarendon Hills and Westmont that will provide a location designed to promote educational programs about the importance of our environment.

"I saw the enthusiasm for Richmond Gardens and thought I would offer to help," said Babyar. "It's a great project and I'm excited to be a part of it."

The rain barrel depicts a detailed outdoor garden scene that includes a bluebird, worms, a praying mantis, and a monarch butterfly, as well as several ladybugs and ants.  Pictures of the rain barrel have been posted in the Village of Westmont Photo Gallery at:

Raffle tickets will be sold at various community events.  For more information regarding Richmond Education Gardens or the rain barrel raffle, contact us at


Contact: Larry McIntyre
Village of Westmont Communications Director

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