The Thomas Jefferson Gardens board invites the public to use the Education and Welcome Center at the gardens as a cooling center during this unusual heat wave.
Persons looking for respite from the extreme temperatures and high humidity are welcome Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. Depending on weather, the Education and Welcome Center may be available Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm as well.
Those who take refuge in the cool are encouraged to bring quiet activities like knitting, crocheting, coloring or reading and spend time in the air conditioned building. Chamber coordinator Sheilah Pound and other TJG staff persons will be present to provide a welcome.
Water will be available as well.
“Enjoy seeing the continuous video loops regarding tourism activities in Jefferson and Greene County, and the other video providing information about the history of The Thomas Jefferson Gardens and founder Wallace Teagarden,” a TJG spokesperson said.