National spotlight shines on Dell Rapids healing garden
Two local women are gaining attention from one writer for their healing garden.
They created the Mother's Healing Garden in the Dell Rapids cemetery after they both lost a son.
They built a labyrinth in the garden and have worked on it for the last four years.
"In 1999, I lost my son, Jeremy to suicide. Six years later, Jeannie Ammon lost her son, Wyait and I had an inspiration that we should do a project together to help work through our grief," said Carol Baum, Co-Creater of the Mother's Healing Garden.
One author featured the garden in her book, called "Labyrinth Journeys: 50 states, 51 stories."
"The fact that they wanted to have their story as part of my journey allows their story to be magnified. I felt like it was a responsibility on my part to write it," explained Twyila Alexander, author of "Labyrinth Journeys: 50 states, 51 stories."
The 51st story in Alexander's book is her own story.
On Saturday, a women's retreat is being held at the Mother's Healing Garden at the cemetery in Dell Rapids from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Later in the day, a book talk and signing held by Alexander will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. at the coffee shop in Dell Rapids at the LaDelle and Fourth Coffee House.