Many Thanks to All our volunteers!

18-May-2011

Many thanks to ALL our volunteers May 6 & 7, 2011!

No event can ever be successful without a strong corps of dedicated and committed volunteers. The Peel Compton Foundation wants to recognize all the many willing volunteers who helped the numerous programs and events during National Public Garden Days, May 6 & 7. Whether helping set up plants for the sale, guiding folks on the trails for The Gardens Uncorked Too!, or helping children learn more about nature, all of these folks made it possible for the young and old to enjoy learning more about their native Ozark heritage and habitat.

May 6, 2011

Ellen Compton, lecturer, “A Mid-century Home and Its Gardens.”

Public Plant Sale Set –Up

Barb Kempke-Becker
Art Price
Jean Urban
Harold Johnson
Janice Kennedy
John Harris
Karen Noland
Sylvia Luxford
Donna Needham
Garry Lee
Doug Swanson

Susan Swanson
Gail Slagle
Steve Slagle
Hope Gregg
Mary O’Brien
Lou Jasper
Julie Aenchbacher
Lowell Collins
Mary Ann Estes


First Friday on the Bentonville Square

Karen Noland
Donna Needham
Barb Kempke-Becker

May 7,2011

Drop-in Art Activities

Special thanks to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art for providing drop-in art activities.

Gloria and Jim Danielson
Cynthia Moss
Joann Lacey
Leigh Freeze
Deborah Wright
Paula Elias
Cherie Geiser

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Staff

Phil Bounds
Jennifer Dunham
Janelle Redlaczyk

National Public Gardens Day & Plant Sale

Dawn Denton
Kathy Allison
Mary Jordan
Gail Slagle
Steve Slagle
Hope Gregg
Doug Swanson
Barb Kempke-Becker
Donna Needham
Lee Bell
Shirley DeSonnaville
Judy Warnsker
Robin Smith
Art Price
Garry Lee
Ed Adair
Lowell Collins
Jerene Cross
Lou Jasper
Susan Swanson
Eleanor Kabala
Sylvia Luxford
Karen Noland
Jean Urban
Mary O’Brien
Lee Bell
Nancy Hutchison
Rick Lamberty
Sandy Lamberty

The Gardens Uncorked Too!

Tour guides:

John Spurgeon
Laura Brown
Dee Spurgeon
Lou Jasper

Tour attendants:

Sarah Clark
Art Price
Eleanor Kabala
Lowell Collins

Wine Stations:

Phyllis Abraham
John Abraham
Rick Lamberty
Sandra Lamberty

Mary O’Brien
Kristy Davis
Jean Urban
David Needham
Shirley DeSonnaville
Chari Cross
Lee Bell
Nancy Hutchison


Gardens Uncorked Decorating and Supply Team:

Jordan King, Dorene Reno, Kat McIntyre, Britney Cook, Molly Reed, Ashley Brown, Rae Plugge All these young women are students at the University of Arkansas and members of Kappa Delta Sorority. Payton Kiser, UA student and member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.

General Operations:

Kayla and Kensley Studivan
Alisa Garner
Tim Kral
Donna Needham


Hope Gregg – Registration
Eve Rosin – Raffle ticket sales


The Peel Compton Foundation Board of Directors:

Lynne Walton, President
Judy Marquess, Secretary
Jeff Snyder, Treasurer
Phyllis Abraham
Lee Balzer
Alan Dranow
Rhonda French
Judy Geigle
Dr. Galen Havner
Colleen Hendren
Mary Jordan
Richard Meads
Jeff Spencer
Fritz Steiger
Wanda Williams

We also thank our sponsors who contributed mightily to our success, whether through monetary sponsorship or in-kind.