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By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Communications Officer
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (Feb. 20, 2015) – Alhambra Garden Club members presented to the Town of Mount Pleasant Tuesday a $500 donation to help offset the replacement of two live oaks at Alhambra Hall and Park playground and at the Miriam Brown Community Center.
“Alhambra Garden Club has a long history of beautifying the Town of Mount Pleasant and we are pleased to help plant these live oaks in such iconic locations as Alhambra Hall & Park and the Community Center in the Old Village,” said Alhambra Garden Club President Eve S. Smither. Present at the ceremony were club members Martha Cave (Arbor Day Chair), Kay Fitkin, Carolyn Anderson, Carolyn Yarbrough, and Margaret Strickland, along with Public Services Deputy Director Chris Hobbs.
“I would like to thank Alhambra Garden Club for their continued civic support,” said Mayor Linda Page. “These live oaks exemplify the legacy of the organization and their enduring commitment to protecting and beautifying the environment.”
“We are celebrating our 60th anniversary this year and look forward to partnering with the Town to develop a native plant program for the new park at Town Hall,” Mrs. Smither added. “We are also trustees of the old Patjens Post Office where we plan an Open Day event soon. We beautify the entrance to Town Hall with holiday wreaths each December and members contribute hundreds of bulbs annually to Memorial Waterfront Park. Look for daffodils at the park soon!”
This 33-member strong organization was founded when Mount Pleasant‘s population was only 6,000 residents and Alhambra Hall was the center of the community.
Over the past six decades, Alhambra’s past projects have included maintaining the islands on Coleman Boulevard and teaching the art of recycling in Mount Pleasant schools which stressed the importance of going green before “green was cool.” The club members celebrated Arbor Day with the planting of trees and installed a butterfly garden habitat on the East Cooper Land Trust property on Rifle Range Road.