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Cheraw celebrates Arbor Day in Brown Park

First Posted: 1:02 am - December 16th, 2015

By Maria D. Grandy - mgrandy@civitasmedia.com



Contributed photo Tom Bradley gives a brief history of the park during the ceremony.
Contributed photo These trees were planted during this year’s celebration.
Contributed photo Those present gather around the banner after planting this year’s trees.
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Brown Park in Cheraw was once again the setting for the town’s 38th celebration of Arbor Day on Dec. 4.

Town council members, parks and recreation staff and Parks and Recreation Commission members were present to plant two trees in honor of the day. Other towns in the county also participated by planting trees.

Tom Bradley, a member of the community, gave a brief history about how the park was established.

He explained the town of Cheraw was given the property. Marie Poulson gathered Oliver Simms, Emma Curry and Margaret Smith and asked that the property be given to the town.

“It was given to the town due to the fact of these people,” he said. “These are the people that we have to look to thank them for this park being here today. Other than that, this park wouldn’t be here.”

They saw the need for something to be put in the community for the children.

Scott Laney, Cheraw’s parks and public facilities director, thanked everyone for coming out.

“It’s a time that we celebrate between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Those two holidays we have time to be thankful for a lot of things,” Laney said. “We reminisce and remember people and things that are dear to us, our natural surroundings and the people in our lives. I am thankful for both today.”

Reach Maria D. Grandy at 843-537-5261.

Contributed photo Tom Bradley gives a brief history of the park during the ceremony.
http://thecherawchronicle.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Ted-Bradley-history.jpgContributed photo Tom Bradley gives a brief history of the park during the ceremony.

Contributed photo These trees were planted during this year’s celebration.
http://thecherawchronicle.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_arbor-day-trees.jpgContributed photo These trees were planted during this year’s celebration.

Contributed photo Those present gather around the banner after planting this year’s trees.
http://thecherawchronicle.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_group-photo.jpgContributed photo Those present gather around the banner after planting this year’s trees.

By Maria D. Grandy

mgrandy@civitasmedia.com

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