FEDERATED CHURCH
FAMILY LIFE CENTER
Chagrin falls, OH

Land-locked in the center of picturesque Chagrin Falls, Federated Church expanded by purchasing 40 acres a few miles out of town for their Family Life Center. There are ballfields and playgrounds and a large building with a gymnasium and meeting rooms. They also decided to make a memorial garden that would include a labyrinth.

The landscape company installed the pavers for the labyrinth, doing an excellent job. They then added a waterfalls, twin streams, two pools, a bridge, side paths, benches, trees and plantings, and much more. People bought bricks which line the walkway, filled with wonderful memories. Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers of kids TV) had just died. His family purchased a brick and attended the dedication.

My assistant Judy and I did the work, with help from Kathy Hart, a local person. We stayed at the home of church members who lived nearby and proved to be thoughtful and interesting hosts. We returned five months later for the dedication and to give a half-day program about the labyrinth. The photo below was taken the following winter.

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Judy and Kathy, looking particularly sexy, take a break from cutting.

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