On Wednesday, August 27, 2014 there was a Celebration Ceremony on the front lawn of the GARC. Mary Fitzhugh, co-founder of the GARC shared with guests the history and incredible beginnings of the organization. A Kwanzan Cherry Tree and stone bench were dedicated during the ceremony. The bench is engraved with the names of people who made a huge impact in the life of the organization. Those names are Mrs. Alice Hardin, who carried out the day to day operations of the GARC, Mrs. Esther Kirkland and Mrs. Mitzie Mills who were instrumental in establishing a greenhouse at the GARC and Mr. Collier Goff “Bo” Jackson, who was honored for his life as well as keeping everyone’s vision focused on the mission of the GARC.
At the annual membership meeting, the General Membership of the GARC voted unanimously to approve the nominating committee’s recommendation for new board members. Robert Goldberg and Brent Fortson began their term as GARC Directors in July. Existing Board Members include Sandra Landry, President; Wendy Sauley-Simmons; Vice-President, Lynda Sisson, Treasurer and Steve Wallace, Secretary. Directors include Betty Moore and Reid Flanagan. Dr. Robert Hayden is Immediate Past President. The GARC welcomes these two new board members.