Joy of Medina County Magazine March 2020

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Joy of Medina County Magazine | March 2020

funeral homes, she has seen a lot of changes in land the centuries, bringing the present day total to and people over the years. approximately 5,000 residents. Boruvka agrees that development has been the It was because of the rapid development and loss of most dramatic change the township has undergone. acres of farmland all over Medina County that the In addition to writing about Granger Township’s Medina County Parks District was formed to save as history, Boruvka is a retired schoolteacher for gifted much land from development as possible. students. She taught for 21 years at Cloverleaf High Granger Township has three of the parks in the School. She grew up in Parma, eventually moving to Medina County Parks District: Allardale Park, Carolyn Granger Township in 1979. Ludwig Mugrage Park and the newest park, the The two women are co-chairs of the Granger Granger Wetlands. Township Bicentennial Committee, which has raised Farms and open land being developed are the $18,000 toward the $20,000 goal to fund a three-day biggest change that one woman has seen in the 73 bicentennial celebration planned for June 26 years she has lived in the township. through 28 this year. The celebration is planned for Roberta Gifford’s eyes narrow slightly as she thinks later in the year because the cold, snowy weather in back to what it was like in the township when she February is not conducive to doing many activities was a youngster. In her position as the township’s outside, said Gifford. sexton, selling cemetery plots and coordinating with “February is February,” said Boruvka. continued from Page 5

From left, Shelley Tender, interpretive services manager, and Clair Bailey, naturalist, both with the Medina County Parks District, gave a presentation about Granger Township and the types of animals that were living there when it became a township. The district is planning historic hikes to coincide with the township's bicentennial celebration in June.