Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful hosted the Memorial Tree Grove Dedication, a tree dedication ceremony to honor the memory of a loved one, for an audience of 60 guests in Lafreniere Park. Funds raised support the beautification of Jefferson Parish by the planting of trees, landscaping on public properties and thoroughfares and free, open-to-the public education programs.
Chairperson Jackie Madden opened the event and provided a history of the Memorial Tree program. Dominick Impastato, Councilman District 4, served as the Parish Representative in attendance. Nora Vaden Holmes, President of Jefferson the Beautiful, gave remarks and recognized the families of those being honored.
Trees were planted in memory of The Bouterie Family, The Epling Family, Councilman Louis Congemi, Horace and Marvis James, Keith Thomas Sevin, Luciana Marie Sierra and Lance Stansberry.
Libby’s Perfect Party catered the event and served small bites, including shrimp remoulade, stuffed artichoke hearts, deviled eggs with salmon, pastries and more.
A Memorial Tree Grove Dedication costs $350, which includes the planting of a tree in Lafreniere Park, engraving of a leaf in The Foundation Center and the reception.