The Arbor Day celebration honored the LaVista Lions Club.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- L. Leach
Tuesday, February 19
Georgia Master Gardeners of DeKalb and guests celebrated Georgia Arbor Day, Feb. 15, at the Trees of Tucker Urban Forest located at 4898 LaVista Road. Special guests included members of the LaVista Lions Club, Pastor Jimmy Moor of Tucker First United Methodist Church and Gary Peiffer of DeKalb's Extension Horticultural Program. The Arbor Day celebration honored the LaVista Lions Club which donated three Chionanthus Virginicus [Grancy Gray-Beard] to the site. These trees are small native trees that can grow to 30’ tall. Their white flowers appear in April and the bluish-black fruit of the female tree is a source of food for wildlife. Also honored was Chris Taras of Taras Landscape Consulting for his continued support and contributions. …
A true collaboration between local groups who care about serving the community.
This past Monday, Jan. 21, over 200 men, women, and children came together across six different project sites to serve the Tucker community. Tucker High students and Northlake Church of Christ members painted walls and at Brockett Elementary School. Members from Tucker First United Methodist, First Baptist Tucker and Rehoboth Baptist in Tucker tilled beds, spread mulch and beautified that landscaping at Tucker Middle School. They also enjoyed a good game of freeze tag involving the children and teens. At Networks Cooperative Ministry, food purchased from the Atlanta Community Food Bank was processed and stored, while general indoor and outdoor clean up tasks were performed by eager volunteers. At Smoke Rise Elementary, Cross of Grace …