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Batavia’s International Peace Garden has a new headquarters in town.

The Garden will still be built next to the Holland Land Office, but now supporters and volunteers have an office at Batavia’s Go-Art Building at Seymour Place on Bank Street.

Peace Garden President Barb Toal says in a release today that the Peace Garden has 25 members and had outgrown kitchen table meetings. They’ll now have their own room at Go-Art. Gifts from the 21 other countries with International Peace Gardens will be displayed there.

Genesee County's Buildings & Grounds, Highway, Parks & Rec, and History Departments have all been major contributors to the project so far, says Toal. County Manager Jay Gsell even helped with the move into Go-Art.

They also got a big hand from Batavia native and internationally-known journalist Terry Anderson in February. Anderson was the keynote speaker at a fundraising and dedication dinner for the Garden.

The International Peace Garden is scheduled for groundbreaking on September 11th.

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