One of the first clubs formed in 1977, the Lakewood Garden Club was started by fourteen residents. The Lakewood Garden Club is a widely respected social and civic organization that serves Lakewood and Lee’s Summit and over the years the club has sponsored many events and projects, as well as fostering a stewardship of the neighborhood’s flora and fauna. (pictured is one of the commissioned Bronze sculptures—”Touching Earth”—for the beautification of Lakewood, which the Garden Club hosted a fundraising event to sponsor its creation and installment.)