Plants help seed LEAP's goals

The annual LEAP Club tomato plant sale was held this week at Judy and Tom Casten's home on Third and Washington streets. The Castens grew more than 32 varieties of heirloom tomatoes for the event. More than $13,000 was raised to help benefit the LEAP Schools in South Africa. Members of the Hinsdale Central Foundation were on hand to support the sale as well. Heather Fehrman from the foundation helps organize the tomatoes and the dozen other types of plants that were available. Olivia Ostrowski, LEAP Club president at Hinsdale Central, was helped out by her brother Matthew, a current student at Purdue University and LEAP alum. Tom Casten hands Matthew a flat of plants. If you missed the sale there are still several plants for sale on Washington outside the Castens home. (Jim Slonoff photos)