Chamber Celebrates Centennial Tree Project

| February 26, 2014

Chamber-TreeVALDOSTA, GA – In conjunction with Georgia’s Arbor Day, the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber hosted a wine and cheese reception to commemorate the success of its Centennial Tree project and to honor those for whom trees were purchased. The celebration was held at the Chamber where the 100th tree was planted in honor of the first 100 Chairmen of the Board of Directors, 1912 to 2012.

In 2012, the Chamber committed to plant 100 trees as a celebration of its centennial anniversary. Each tree planted was purchased by a business from the local community or local citizens seeking to honor loved ones. The top sponsors included Georgia Power with 20 trees and the Rotary Club of Valdosta with eight trees.

The Centennial Tree Planting Committee, led by Carla Penny, elected to plant Georgia’s state tree, the Live Oak. The first 65 were planted on St. Augustine Rd. between West Hill Ave.and Industrial Blvd. The remaining 35 trees line the Gornto Road Extension. Penny spoke at the event, highlighting the success of the program and praising the efforts of the community to come together for a great cause.

Source: Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce Press Release

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  1. Papi says:

    Keep planting trees, they will eventually start sprouting new businesses!!!