Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

April 3, 2013

Homemaker legacy continues to take root

Tree planting ceremony celebrates centennial

Tess Rowing
Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — A white dogwood tree was planted by five individuals who braved the finger-numbing chill of a spring morning Wednesday.

“This tree is to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the Decatur County Homemakers,” proclaimed DCEHA president Marylin Davis at the event, which sought to create a permanent reminder of the present group of Decatur County Extension Homemakers. The club is celebrating a century of existence in 2013.

The tree was donated by local businessman John Richards, who manages a nursery which has been in his family for 50 years.

“I don’t mind donating for a good cause,” Richards said after he finished assisting fair board member Mike Cuskaden, and professional tree planter Kenneth Toler in digging and burying the tree’s roots.

DCEHA couldn’t have had a better volunteer for the event; Toler has been digging holes and planting trees for 41 years.

“John’s donating the tree,” said Toler, “I’m donating the digging.”

The Decatur County Extension Homemakers Office is located at 545 South County Road 200 W. and contacted at 812-663-8388.

Contact: Tess Rowing 812-663-3111 x7004