Want to help with the Diane Whitten Memorial Garden? The garden prep work will begin Saturday, April 28, at 10 a.m., at Belfast City Park. All volunteers are welcome but are asked to bring a trowel, shovel/edger, pitch fork or a favorite weeding tool, gardening gloves and water to drink.

It is believed the prep work will only take one to two hours and volunteers are welcome to either come for as long as it takes or however much time they are able to work.

The rain date is Sunday, April 29, at 10 a.m. For more information, call Suei Tietje or Ginnie Fanelli at 338-9348 ext. 4140.

Whitten was a Registered Nurse and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Women and Infants Health Care Unit and at Waldo County Home Health and Hospice, before becoming Belfast’s Public Health Nurse. She also worked with her husband, Dr. Dana Whitten, local pediatrician, in his practice.

Whitten was the first female selectman in Northport, held a lobstering license, was an avid gardener and was a member of Northport Volunteer Fire Department. She passed away last June after a valiant struggle with cancer.

Those wishing to make donations for the garden can mail checks to: Diane Whitten Memorial Garden, c/o WIHCU, P.O. Box 287, Belfast, ME 04915.