COVINGTON, Ga. - They came from as far away as Chattanooga, Tennessee to honor their loved ones at the Covington Garden Club’s Memorial Dedication at Academy Springs Park.
Six trees were planted in memory of the Club’s members who have passed away during the past two years.
A new plaque was also dedicated listing all of the members’ names, along with the name of each tree planted in their memory, totaling 36 since the Covington Garden Club began the tradition in 2005.
"Trees have long lives," Memorial Committee Chairperson Patricia Mayfield said. "By planting a tree for a member we have lost, we can honor her life and work in the Garden Club and at the same time, beautify our city."
The Dedication Ceremony took place on Wednesday, Oct. 2 in remembrance of:
- Mary Arnwine
- Bobbie Banks
- Sally Kingree
- Frances Stark
- Karen Stone
- Louise Strickland
The Covington Garden Club’s Memorial Arboretum is located at Academy Springs Park, 3120 Conyers Street, SE, in Covington.