Tuesday, May 4, 2004

Betty Anne Connolley Garden Dedication

Chestertown, MD, May 3, 2004 — On Sunday May 9, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. Chestertown Mayor Margo Bailey and Town Council together with the Beautification Committee will hold a special dedication in the Betty Anne Connolley Garden located at the corner of Mill and Cannon Street. This garden is special not only because it is honoring an extraordinary person, but it is also one of the first native plant gardens in Chestertown and was created almost entirely with donations from local nurseries. We hope that you can join us in the celebration!

Betty Anne was a life long resident of Chestertown who was a dedicated community volunteer. Her Cannon Street home is close by the garden site. She worked at Washington College for forty years in the mailroom and in 1997 the Kent and Queen Anne's Alumni Chapter made her an Honorary Alumnus of the school.

One of her finest community achievements was founding and serving as chairperson of the Old Chestertown Neighborhood Association for the greater part of the 1990°Øs decade. Monthly meetings and hand distribution of a published newsletter helped to solve neighborhood problems with issues of crime, drugs, education and property improvements. Volunteers from the Town Beautification Committee partnered with the Association in creating the garden and many of the resulting improvements seen in Chestertown today.

R.S.V.P. to Chairperson Mary Elizabeth Connolley 410-778-0661.

Refreshments will be served.

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