We’d like to extend a tremendous thanks to Master Gardner Linda Alley for the beautiful new plantings in our five entrance containers. She donated both the plants and her time to install them to enhance the Rec Center for all of us. Linda is also working to on a new project funded by Park Pride and DeKalb County that will involve the installation of an ADA compliant path for the Tucker Butterfly Garden and educational signage. Thank you Linda!!
Every donation matters, be it time or money, when it comes to support of our local parks. Thanks to generous contributions made by the Home Depot in Tucker and also Tucker city council member Anne Lerner in support of our inaugural Earth Day workday, the Friends of Tucker Rec was able to secure the needed supplies for our event.
Thanks to the hard work of volunteers in addition to some new board members, we were able to clean and refresh the corner beds by the main entrance and also the area in front of the mural.
We hope you will consider joining us for our next workday as we prepare Tucker Rec Center as the site for the 125th anniversary celebration of our community to be held on June 24th.
Again, on behalf of the Friends of Tucker Rec – we thank you all for your support!
You did it Tucker! Thanks to your amazing outpouring of support on this National Day of Service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we set a new record with over 60 volunteers at the center today! You not only totally transformed the new reading nook but you also pitched in to paint another much larger room at the center.
You sorted and culled the various books that had accumulated and also donated some great new additions. Thanks to your generosity we received a great love seat and ottoman and the cutest kid sized table and chairs plus rugs and many other items for use in the reading nook.
We’d like to thank the hard working folks of the Tucker Orchard Guild who worked on their courtyard rejuvenation project and also added additional blueberry bushes and fruit trees.
We’d also like to give a big shout out to the young ladies of Immaculate Heart of Mary Daisy Troop 16432 who donated their time to decorate a ‘Little Library” for use in the courtyard aided by members of Community Art Tucker (C.A.T.).
Finally, we’d like to personally offer our deepest gratitude to Tucker Recreation Center Director William Smith who not only came in today on his holiday to assist us but more importantly works so tirelessly at the Center every single day to make it the wonderful resource it is for our community!
Feel free to tag yourself in the pictures below and also add any you may have taken today in the comments below so we can add them to our album.
It was a great day, we accomplished a lot and it was a truly fantastic way to honor the legacy of Dr. King. Thank you again for your support and we hope to see you at Tucker Rec again soon!
Thank you so much to the volunteers from Community Bucket and the GA Tech students for an awesome Work Day on November 12th! We accomplished everything on our ‘To Do’ list including mulching the newly laid out courtyard pathways and moving that entire pile of wood chips, plus we were able to prune the vines out of the corner hedge.
Thanks to Matthews Cafeteria for the breakfast biscuits and to Natures Garden Express for the fresh fruit. Well done Team Tucker!
A special thanks and congratulations to everyone who participated in the Tucker Rec Fall Festival. The event was an unprecedented success for our first event, exceeding all expectations. We believe our strategy of synchronizing with the Tucker Historical Society, the Tucker Butterfly Garden, the Friends of Tucker Parks and the Food Pantry paid off.
If you missed it, it was special. The Food Pantry received donations, the yard-salers made money, funds were raised for painting Browning Courthouse and everyone got an up close and personal tour of the courthouse, new picket fence and stunning butterfly garden. But most of all, it was an opportunity for neighbors and friends, old and new, to spend a day of fun and fellowship together. We think that was the most important part.
Thanks again for your partnership and civic engagement. You are what makes Tucker special.
The Friends of Tucker Parks