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'Awesome Community Event' at Tucker Nature Preserve

Monday was a busy day for volunteers all over town.

Volunteers came out in force to plant trees and shrubs at the Tucker Nature Preserve on Martin Luther King's Day of Service on Monday. It was one of five different work-day events held around town. 

"It was fantastic. A huge success," said Pam McNall, an organizer and occassional Patch contributor. "We had a total of about 105 people helping at the Preserve, and I heard from others that the "meet and greet" at Tucker High School at 9 a.m. had about 130 people, before they all divided up and worked at the various work locations."

McNall said a lot of tree and shrub saplings were planted and the whole place was cleaned up. "It's going to be a whole new looking Nature Preserve once these saplings start sprouting up!"

The event was sponsored by Friends of Tucker Nature Preserve, Trees Atlanta, Nalley of Decatur, Park Pride, First Baptist Church of Tucker, Tucker Civic Association, Panera Bread and the North Georgia Camellia Society.

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Were you at this event on Monday, or at any of the others? Let us know how it went, and please share your photos too.

Randy Shepley January 23, 2013 at 06:01 PM
Thanks so much for thhis article. It was a wonderful Day of Service in Tucker. I do want to add that First baptist Church of Tucker was one of many Tucker area sponsoring churches who shared the planning and execution for this event. Along with all of the groups mentioned above Tucker First United Methodist Church, Rehoboth Baptist Church, Cross of Grace Church, First Moravian Church, Northlake Church of Christ, SOZO Fellowship Church, and Networks Cooperative Ministry provided volunteers and leadership for this event. We are also grateful for Smokerise Elementary, Tucker High, Tucker Middle, and Brockett Elementary serving as project sites along with the Tucker Nature Preserve. It was a memorable day. Thanks to everyone who came out to serve. Randy Shepley, Pastor First Baptist Church of Tucker
Jane Patla Tanner January 25, 2013 at 08:40 PM
The 5th MLK Day of Service in Tucker was the best yet! Thank you to all the coordinators and all the volunteers - it was wonderful to see so many organizations participating this year.

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