Plaquemine Garden Club plants Tuskegee crape myrtles for Arbor Day

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Pictured from left is Barbara Breaux, Sheryl Ramirez, Shirley Blanchard, Madeline Kessler, Gwen Baxley, chairman Donna Carville, Brenda Blanchard, club President Marian Medine, Joyce S. Hebert, Bute Richard and Gail LeJeune.

In recognition of Arbor Day, widespread planting of trees, the Plaquemine Garden Club recently planted two Tuskegee crape myrtles at the Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site. As an historic preservation project, the club plans to replace eight century-old ornamental crapes, which were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. The crape myrtles will recreate lush canopy along meandering sidewalk leading into Turnerville, an old 1800's historic district. Donna Carville served as project chairman. Pictured from left is Barbara Breaux, Sheryl Ramirez, Shirley Blanchard, Madeline Kessler, Gwen Baxley, chairman Donna Carville, Brenda Blanchard, club President Marian Medine, Joyce S. Hebert, Bute Richard and Gail LeJeune.