On May 3, 2017, the Hall County Master Gardeners dedicated their 7th project in the Gardens on Green.
Kathy and Lee Lovett, Chairmen of Gardens on Green, welcomed special guest Georgia’s Frist Lady Sandra Deal to the official dedication of the Children’s Literacy Garden at the District Office of the Hall County Board of Education. Mrs. Deal, who has made children’s literacy her primary mission as First Lady, delighted the large gathering that included kindergarten students by reading a children’s book.
During the course of the dedication ceremony Superintendent Will Schofield praised the vision and dedication of Kathy Lovett and her husband, Deputy Superintendent Lee Lovett, in making a dream a beautiful reality through the work done through the Hall County Master Gardeners’ program. Over the last decade, the group has transformed an unimagined tract of land into 7 beautiful gardens, known as the “Garden’s on Green.” Mr. Schofield noted that students from all schools in the county both public and private have been welcomed to the Gardens with the volunteers of the Hall County Master Gardeners serving as teachers of nature’s treasures.
Another highlight of the dedication was music and song. Katie Deal Wright sung “What a Wonderful World.” Bruce Fields led the kindergarten students who were present in the singing of “The Garden Song.”
In closing the ceremony, Kathy Lovett spoke of an idea that had come to her two years ago when she was recovering from cancer treatments. She said that she was constantly amazed at the tremendous support proved by Superintendent Schofield, the Hall County Board of Education, the Master Gardeners, as well as local artists and high school students in making her vision of a children’s literacy garden become the beautiful creation that all were witness to today.