The Journey

The RockCandy Rose Gardens has a long history of entertaining large groups of people.  The Gardens are the family home of Candy J. Lee, previously known as Candace Sweesy.    The then Sweesy Farm and Social Party was the home of the famous Pig Party where groups of a 100 plus would gather each year and weigh in to attend the event.  The price of entry was 2 ½ cents a pound plus a potluck item.  The Pig Party feature a whole roast pig stuffed with sausage and later a huge spit turned baron of beef. 

Bob & Fran Sweesy were the ultimate entertainers, swing dancers and martini drinkers.   Fran was instrumental in the expansion of the Arboretum Rose Garden and was know as the Rose Lady to her friends in the community.   Bob was always the Bartender and the life of the party until his passing in 2015, but Fran at 92 still enjoys a good party on the deck.   Candy and her Husband, Rocke took over the property when Bob & Fran moved to retirement living and are busy repurposing the property for others to enjoy for their events.