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Brandywine Valley Water Garden tour set

BERWYN — State Sen. Andy Dinniman, D-19th of West Whiteland, recently joined volunteers from the Brandywine Valley Water Garden Tour to announce that this year’s tour will take place on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28.

“Last year, the Brandywine Valley Water Garden Tour raised almost $15,000 for the Chester County Food Bank. This year we know we can build on that success,” Dinniman said. “The tour is a great event that supports a great cause. I want to thank all of the volunteers and residents who open up their homes to share with us their picturesque ponds, winding streams and lush gardens.”

In its 10th year, the tour offers an opportunity to visit homes of local residents and neighbors who have created beautiful waterscapes in their backyards.

Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Chester County Food Bank and Gleaning Program, which supports local food banks and provides fresh, healthy foodstuffs to those in need.

The two-day, self-guided tour has grown significantly over the years to include more than 50 water features and gardens throughout Chester County. Purchase of a ticket includes a map with a listing of locations so participants can plan their own routes. In addition, this year a bus tour is being offered.

With the purchase of a ticket, participants are also welcome to attend the opening night barbecue featuring live entertainment, a silent auction and raffle at Turpin Landscaping in Wagontown on the evening of July 27. All of the proceeds from the tour and barbecue go to the Chester County Food Bank.

Dinniman, said he was impressed by the amount volunteers who have gotten involved in the highly successful community partnership.

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