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Webb honored during Arbor Day celebration
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Feb 21, 2013 | 810 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Members of the Keep Jones Beautiful Commission and the Gray Garden Club met Feb. 15 in celebration of Arbor Day. A red maple was planted on the playground of Jones County Pre-K and other school playgrounds in the county in recognition of the event.
Members of the Keep Jones Beautiful Commission and the Gray Garden Club met Feb. 15 in celebration of Arbor Day. A red maple was planted on the playground of Jones County Pre-K and other school playgrounds in the county in recognition of the event.
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Jones County celebrated Arbor Day last week with cities and counties across the state, but the local event included a fond farewell to an environmental champion.

Keep Jones Beautiful Executive Director Judy Webb was the master of ceremonies of the Feb. 15 event, which was her last day in the position.

The red maple tree planted in the playground of Jones County’s Pre-K was dedicated by Wesley Wells, the director of Gray Tree City USA.

“This tree is dedicated to Judy Webb for all she has done for Gray and Jones County,” he said.

Webb has been the Keep Jones Beautiful director since 2007, and Wells said a plaque would be placed at the tree to commemorate her service.

Webb said Gray recently received certification for its second year as a Tree City. To become a certified Tree City, Gray had to adopt a tree ordinance to take care of its trees and appoint a Tree City director and board. The city also had to agree to spend $2 per capita to take care of trees and have an annual Arbor Day ceremony.
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