DAR and Seedling Garden Club Observe Arbor Day at STC
March 18, 2014 - In observance of Arbor Day, the Governor David Emanuel-Adam Brinson chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution and the Seedling Garden Club jointly honored the Swainsboro campus of Southeastern Technical College on the school’s 50th anniversary and presented two trees, a White Oak and Nuttall’s Oak, to the college. The Seedling Garden Club also planted a third tree, a Bald Cypress, in memory of a beloved, longtime member, the late Joyce Harrison.
The group gathered on the school’s campus March 6. Kaye Stephens welcomed the attendees, including Mayor Charles Schwabe and Ken Warnock, CEO of the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce. Also attending was special guest Rev. Franklin Sasser, who represented the Harrison family.
Stephens thanked John Thrift, STC forestry instructor, for his expertise in choosing the proper trees for the area.
Kay Peacock led in a memorial for Joyce Harrison, which was followed by comments from Mayor Schwabe. He expressed his appreciation for the distinctive legacy of the Swainsboro campus of Southeastern Tech under the leadership of President Maurice Boatwright and the school’s contribution to the community and surrounding counties for 50 years.
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