Garden Club honored

Wake Forest Garden Club has been honored for their work by NC Main Street and Rural Planning Center. Club members are, back row, left to right, Ann Theberge, Margartet Roth, Sandra Liguori, Ronee Nelson, Lisa Aldridge; Front row, left to right, Jane Dickens, secretary; Debbie Tanciar, treasurer; Paige Bivens, vice-president; Brenda Pate, past president,; and Ruth Ann Dyer, president. PHOTO | CONTRIBUTED

From WSJ Staff Reports

NC Main Street recently recognized the Wake Forest Garden Club as a Main Street Champion for “enhancing the beauty of downtown Wake Forest and the entire community since 1924.”

According to Downtown Development Manager Jennifer Herbert, the Garden Club’s impact is visible throughout the Renaissance Area and beyond.

“Their many efforts in our downtown include the consulting and assisting on plantings and landscaping for Front Street – a major gateway into downtown, planting bulbs in our downtown park and along our Festival Street, and planning and volunteering in our annual Dirt Day event,” said Herbert. “They were also instrumental in introducing the beautiful planters in downtown. These dedicated volunteers work tirelessly to add beauty and joy to our community and are true downtown champions.”

Liz Parham, Director of the NC Main Street and Rural Planning Center, says the honor of Main Street Champion is awarded to those who are visionary individuals, have a strong sense of commitment to their communities and are passionate about the development of projects, like cultural or recreational amenities, the renovation of historic properties, or other efforts that improve quality of life, spur investment, and grow the local economies. 

“On behalf of the NC Department of Commerce, The Rural Economic Development Division, and The NC Main Street and Rural Planning Center, we want to thank the Wake Forest Garden Club for their contributions recognized in this honor and all that they will continue to do in Wake Forest,” said Parham.

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