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Shady Spring Library Rain Garden Ribon Cutting & Tree Dedication

Updated: Nov 29, 2022

Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce planned a Ribbon Cutting and will designate the Rain Garden at Shady Spring Library on the list of attractions on the Southern Gateway in 2023.

Some key partners in the success of the transformation of the Rain Garden helped to cut the ribbon. From left to right SS Librarian Carolyn Light, PCWA Board President Tom Lemke, Exec Director Jim Fedders, honoree Phyllis Farley, daughter of Gene Kessler, the legend Gary Morefield and Community Relations Director Kate Sopher.

Volunteer watered the newly planted tree daily to assure it lives its best life. The site was cut back and cared for by the board. And volunteers at the event painted rocks and golf balls to decorate the planters and signify the naming of the tree.

Tree Dedicated to former PCWA employee, longtime volunteer and board member, Phyllis Farley.

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