Today we had a retirement party for Larry Olsen who worked at Rotary Botanical Gardens for over 20 years. We had a great turnout of over 50 staff and volunteers (directly below). Although retired as a staff member, Larry continues to be a volunteer but we thought it important to recognize all of achievements and the important role he has played at the gardens for so many years. Not just an excellent gardener, Larry was handy with all sorts of repairs, improvements and always had a positive outlook on life. It was great that most of his family attended this event and I was pleased to “roast” him nicely with a slide presentation showing him over the years doing many things at the gardens. We certainly wish the best for Larry and his family and hope to continue to see him often.