Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Children's Memorial Garden Rededication and Arbor Day Celebration

new tree 300PADUCAH, Ky. (4/16/13) – A rededication of the Children’s Memorial Garden will be one of the activities to kick off the Paducah Parks Department’s 2013 Arbor Day Celebration. The celebration will be held at Noble Park from 10 a.m. until 2p.m. on Friday, April 19. National Arbor Day is the last Friday in April, but many communities plan events around the best time to plant trees.
 
The Children’s Memorial Garden Rededication Ceremony will be at 10 a.m. at the garden’s new location across from the Noble Park tennis courts. The garden previously was next to the amphitheater; however, the trees were gravely damaged by the 2009 ice storm. Over the past year, the Paducah Civic Beautification Board, the Open Gate Garden Club, the Garden Clubs of Noble Park, and the Parks Services Department have been working to prepare the site and collect donations for the new memorial. A grant in addition to donations from nurseries, individuals, and organizations has helped fund the new memorial.
 
The Civic Beautification Board created the Children’s Memorial Garden in 1996 by planting 19 white flowering dogwoods in memory of the 19 children killed in the Oklahoma City bombings which occurred April 19, 1995. At this Friday’s rededication ceremony, 19 balloons will be released in memory of the children. Children in attendance will then have the opportunity to help plant trees and perennials. The children also will be writing poems to be submitted for the National Garden Clubs annual poetry contest. The new memorial will have 19 different types of dogwoods that will bloom from early spring through May.
 
Carolyn Roof who is coordinating the project says, “This garden will be an education tool for students. Plus, the location will be a respite for joggers who are enjoying the outer loop of Noble Park. It will be a quiet place to sit and meditate.”
 
In addition to the rededication ceremony, the Parks Services Department has helped coordinate numerous children’s activities to celebrate Arbor Day. Artist Lady Van Tiger and McCracken County Extension Office Horticulture Agent Kathy Wimberley will be hosting nature-inspired craft activities. Representatives from the Kentucky Division of Forestry, including Smokey Bear, will be handing out tree seedlings and leading educational discussions. Also, there will be games and planting demonstrations.
 
For more information about Parks-sponsored activities, visit www.paducahky.gov.
 
If an organization or individual would like to make a donation to the Children’s Memorial Garden, please contact Carolyn Roof at 559-7663 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Donations would be used to extend the walking path and increase the number of trees.
 

SurfKY News
Information provided by Pam Spencer
Photos provided by SurfKY Graphics

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

button coupons
button classifieds

In Other News...

Parking Committee 2015 Meeting Schedule

OWENSBORO, Ky. (11/25/14) — The Parking Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the… Read More

Special Events Committee Meetings Cancelled

OWENSBORO, Ky. (11/25/14) — Both the December, 2014 and January, 2015 meetings of the Special Events Committee have… Read More

Most Read This Week

November 21, 2014 7103

Man Accused of Assaulting Coach During Basketball…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
November 22, 2014 4766

One Injured in Two Vehicle Collision in Greenville

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Miria Thomas
November 21, 2014 4471

Crashing Dump Trucks in Work Zone Cause Pennyrile…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
November 21, 2014 3685

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
November 21, 2014 3500

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Nov. 21, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
November 21, 2014 3065

Swimming and Diving Closes Fall Season at Ohio…

in General Sports For All Sites by UK Athletics
November 24, 2014 2911

Two Charged for Possession of Meth After…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by MCSO/PIO Alex Piper
November 21, 2014 2746

Kentucky Employers to Save About $112 million

in General News For All Sites by Cathy Lindsey
November 20, 2014 2718

Local Church Prepares for 'Return to Bethlehem'

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
November 20, 2014 2655

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Nov. 20, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department

Stories Trending Today

November 25, 2014 2585

Madisonville Man Charged for Selling Cocaine

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
November 25, 2014 2441

Call for Help Results in Arrest for Possession of…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
November 25, 2014 1672

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Nov. 25, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
November 25, 2014 1646

Slow Cook a Turkey for a Tasty Thanksgiving Feast

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
November 25, 2014 1495

Protect Your Home When Traveling This Holiday…

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
November 24, 2014 1446

KSP Post 2 Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper S. C. Recke
November 25, 2014 1383

Muhlenberg Job Corps Recognizes Employee of the…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Karen Robinson
November 25, 2014 1230

Construction Projects Suspended to Ease Holiday…

in General News For All Sites by Lisa Tolliver
November 25, 2014 1145

Bake Sale Held for Two Year-Old Burn Victim

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
November 25, 2014 1104

Parking Committee 2015 Meeting Schedule

in Owensboro News by Beth Cecil

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss