For the past several years, Don and Carolyn Waldren have worked ALMOST tirelessly to groom the Wichita County cemeteries. They are so well known for all that they do. This past Spring, heavy rains fell and threatened to keep the Waldrens' mowers from doing their thing. Both Waldrens were so very concerned that the grass would be too high when people arrived to put out flowers, etc.
Well, last weekend was Memorial Day Weekend. When people arrived to the cemeteries, they found green grass that was perfectly immaculate. I have heard so many people comment on what an outstanding job they do yearround.
Don and Carolyn are also hired to keep up the Wichita County Courthouse and Sheriff's Office grounds as well as the interior of the courthouse. They never let us down. Everything always looks great!
If you haven't made a trip to the Wichita County Cemetery south of Leoti lately, you owe it to yourself to take a drive out there soon. Families have planted various plants such as tulips and irises at their loved ones' gravesites for years. This year's irises are the prettiest that I can ever remember out there.
While in town, take a gander at the garden just to the north of the Eastern entrance to the courthouse. It is beautiful! When Karla Giesick-Ridder passed away, the people whom she worked with and was so loved by, planted bushes and flowers there in her memory. There is a bench there also.
Anyway, thank you, Don and Carolyn, for each drop of tears, sweat and blood that you emit. We appreciate all that you do!!!