Art in the Garden

Art in the Garden

Celebrating Local Art in Memory of a Son’s Life Honorably Lived

This Mother’s Day, Paducah mother Chris Janne has invited guests to her home at 3223 Buckner Lane for Art in the Garden: A Mother’s Tribute to Her Son, J. Darin Loftis, an Air Force International Affairs Officer killed in Afghanistan last year. The event will include a silent auction of local art to raise funds for the J. Darin Loftis Memorial Scholarship at Calloway County High School, Lt Col J. Darin Loftis’ alma mater.


Art in the Garden will be open from 2 to 5 PM on May 12, and while there is no admission charge, donations to the scholarship fund will be gladly accepted. “I’m asking you to spend Mother’s Day 2013 with me in my garden as I celebrate Darin’s life, honor his mission of education, and remember his service to our country,” said Janne.


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