Cape Fear Garden Club donation will help start â€œTree Lighting Celebrationâ€ at CFCC
Published in May 2nd, 2014
A donation of $2,500 from the Cape Fear Garden Club has helped to beautify the circular courtyard at the Hanover Parking Deck and create a focal point for an annual â€œTree Lighting Celebration.â€
The Cape Fear Garden Clubâ€™s donation has enhanced the landscape of the circular courtyard, which can be seen and entered from Front, Second, and Hanover streets. In addition, the grant enabled the planting of a Green Giant Arborvitae in the center of the circular courtyard. Now that this tree is planted, CFCC hopes to start an annual â€œTree Lighting Celebrationâ€ tradition for the college.
â€œWeâ€™re hoping that the installment of this tree will be the beginning of a new tradition. Cape Fear Community College would love to celebrate our tree lighting ceremony with the community of which we are a part,â€ said Ken Pearce, Director of Institutional Services at CFCC.
The Cape Fear Garden Club is the oldest and largest garden club in North Carolina and among the largest garden clubs in the nation. The organization is best known for creating the annual Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour, which features the finest and most exquisite gardens in the Wilmington area. Each year, the Cape Fear Garden Club awards thousands of dollars in grants for beautification, conservation, and educational projects.