Groundbreaking for Children's Memorial Garden held Thurs. morning | Events
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - A groundbreaking for the new location of the Children's Memorial Garden was at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
A memorial garden damaged by the 2009 ice storm got a new location and new plantings. It is now located on the east side of Noble Park, next to the tennis courts. The garden used to be next to the amphitheater.
Carolyn Roof who is coordinating the project said, “The location near the tennis courts meets all of the tree requirements: shade, water source, and room for expansion. It will be a beautiful place to meditate or just relax.”
The Civic Beautification Board created the Children’s Memorial in 1996 by planting 19 white flowering dogwoods in memory of the 19 children killed in the Oklahoma City bombings. Over the years and especially after the ice storm, 18 of the dogwoods died,
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