Forget-Me-Not Club celebrates Arbor Day
The Forget-Me-Not Garden Club observed Arbor Day on Dec. 10 by presenting a “Little Gem” Magnolia Tree to Mike Mouzon who will soon move into his new Habitat For Humanity Home in Florence. Arbor Day celebrates planting and caring for trees. It is reminder of all the ways trees enrich and stabilize our environment. Historians trace Arbor Day’s origins back to the fifth century when Swiss villagers gathered to plant groves of oak trees.
The first American Arbor Day was held in Nebraska City in April of 1872. South Carolina officially established its Arbor Day observation in the 1940s for the first Friday in December. This holiday observance by the Forget-Me-Not Garden Club looks forward with promise to Mike’s new beginnings.
In addition to Mike and his guest, Amy Petty, garden club members attending were Gale Dixon, Catherine Thompson, Anne McNair, Sue Vitali, Ann Wansley, Kathryn Wilcox, Nancy Lynn, Kathy Ham, Jane Hubis, Beth Ann Owen and Zilphy DuRant. Visiting club members were June Cochrane and Mureen Eckels.
Representing Habitat For Humanity was program coordinator Wanda Fields. Additional projects supported by the Forget-Me-Not Garden Club include Nature Conservancy/Land Trust, Memorial Garden Fund, Blue Star Memorial Highway, Pee Dee Land Trust, Camp Wildwood and Keep Florence Beautiful.