Historic DeFuniak Springs, Florida!
Welcome Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter!
Friday, January 25, 2013, 1:45 pm - Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood
The President and Board of Directors of the Florida Chautauqua Center will plant a Red Oak in honor of former President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter for their work in "waging peace" around the world. Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter will join us in this historic event in the DeFuniak Springs Lake Yard, just to the right of the Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood.
Welcome: Devero Bogart, Event Chair
National Anthem: Monika Cosson
About Arbor Day & Tree City USA: Charlie Marcus,
Florida Forest Service
Proclamation Declaring How Arbor Day in Florida Started: Mayor Harold Carpenter, City of DeFuniak Springs, Florida
The Tradition of Planting Trees in Honor of Famous People by the Presidents of the Florida Chautauqua Assembly: Robert Daniel, Florida Chautauqua Historian, Florida Chautauqua Center, Inc.
The Red Oak: Dara Dobson, City Beautification & Tree Board Chair
Honoring Former President & Mrs. Jimmy Carter: Christopher Mitchell, President, Florida Chautauqua Center, Inc. & Program Chair, Florida Chautauqua Assembly
Closing Remarks: Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter
The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide. A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 70 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers in developing nations to increase crop production. Photo by Rick Diamond/The Carter Center
Click the tree above for facts about the Founding of Arbor Day in Florida.