PUBLISHED: 8:06 PM on Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Six hundred seventy five Dutch Iris bulbs were planted by seven volunteers Wednesday, Oct. 31, who braved the typical Juneau October downpour and wind. The Iris bulbs were donated by Juneau-Gastineau Rotary Club to beautify the new Juneau Arts and Culture Center, rejuvenated from the Old Armory, as a new hot-spot for gallery exhibits, performances, dances, concerts and meetings. In addition, the Arts and Culture center will house offices of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council and the Juneau Jazz and Classics, and the Stakebottom Sound recording studio. Here, Nancy DeCherney, the executive director of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, digs up the ground for planting. She was joined by many volunteers, including Lou Edwards who brought horse manure and a rototiller, Barbara Haar, Marsha Bennett, Cathy Botelho, Andy and Nancy Hemenway and Jenifer Shapland.