Arbor Day Memorial Tree Planting

The Garden Club at Palm Coast held their annual Memorial Tree Planting ceremony on Friday May 10, 2024, for any Club members who had passed away in the past year. This year it was held at Central Park Town Center (lakefront west of City Hall). A Sycamore tree was planted by The Garden Club at Palm Coast, Inc. and the City of Palm Coast.

The ceremony started with:
Welcome and Opening Statement – Ms. Denise Garcia, Garden Club President 2022-2025.
Flag Salute – Jane Villa-Lobos, Garden Club Distinguished Member
Invocation – Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Beebe, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Palm Coast, Fl.
Speech – Katleen Fuss, Garden Club Arbor Day Chairperson
The deceased members were:
January 17, 2023, Robert du Long
July 13,2023, Lucy Davis
November 14, 2023, Robert Tabit
Personal Remembrances – Family and friends were invited to share their thoughts/memories of the departed
Placement of memorial plaque at the tree – Club President installed plaque at base of the tree
Closing Prayer – Blessing of the tree – Rev. Dr. Beebe
Picture opportunities – at the tree
Light Refreshments – will be available after the Closing Prayer

Submitted by Nancy Iandoli

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