A group of Waldo County General Hospital employees and members of the late Diane Whitten’s family recently started preparing the soil for the Diane Whitten Memorial Garden, which will be located to the right just after the entrance to Belfast City Park.

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. She passed away last June after battling cancer.