KINGSPORT – Keep Kingsport Beautiful and Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, along with the City of Kingsport, will hold the Tree Fund Fall Remembrance Ceremony on Friday, December 6 at noon at the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce. This planting recognizes those who have been honored or remembered through a donation made to the Tree Fund from March thru August of 2013.
Each spring and fall, trees are purchased and planted around Kingsport on public land using donations from those who contributed to the Tree Fund in honor or remembrance of a special individual. This fall, trees purchased by the Tree Fund were planted at the city parking lot located at the corner of Market and Commerce streets in downtown Kingsport. These trees were part of a landscape upgrade of the property, done by the City of Kingsport.
The Tree Fund began in 1986. Since then, well over 600 trees have been planted within our community, and thousands of people have been recognized through this program. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes sponsors this community event. Their participation allows more trees to be planted each year as a living tribute to those recognized.
Keep Kingsport Beautiful coordinates the Tree Fund program, while the City of Kingsport provides the labor and mulch.
For more information on how you can honor or remember someone special through a contribution to the Tree Fund, contact Robin Cleary at 392-8814 or visit www.keepkingsportbeautiful.com.