Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum and Altrusa Plant Memorial Garden in Memory of Leslyn Shires

On Thursday, July 21, 2016, friends and family gathered at a dedication for the memorial planting at the Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum in memory of Leslyn Shires.  Leslyn was very active in Altrusa and involved in many community programs including Fondy Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels, the Fond du Lac Public Library, United Way, and the League of Women Voters.  She was also a long-term Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum board member.  Leslyn loved gardening, traveling and helping others.  Two hackberry trees and four service berry shrubs, which will provide food for the animals, were planted in her memory along with a placement of a memorial plaque.