Calendar of Events
Community Foundation of Central Georgia
Lockerly’s “Invest in Rose Hill’s Heritage & Future” drive received $20,000 from the Community Foundation of Central Georgia in October. With this grant acquisition, funds from the Watson-Brown Foundation, and individual donations we have generated $37,750 toward our goal of $100,000 to preserve Rose Hill for future generations. Plaster repair and painting in two bedrooms is scheduled to begin in the near future, and work on the two parlors and central hallways will begin after the first of the year.
To learn more about this project go to http://lockerly.org/invest-in-rose-hill/ . Donations may be made online or by checks made payable to Lockerly Arboretum and marked for Rose Hill’s Heritage.
YOUR support is needed and appreciated!
Executive Director Job Announced
With the recent resignation of Lockerly’s Executive Director, the Foundation Board of Trustees is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill this vacancy.
The Executive Director (ED) will be responsible to the Board of Trustees for the development and implementation of long term plans for fundraising, grant writing and public relations, as well as planning and budgets for day to day operations. Major responsibilities include staff management, facilities maintenance, budgeting and finance, coordination of volunteers, and management of the Arboretum’s website, social media connections, monthly newsletter, grant writing, and fundraising (includes solicitation of donors, sponsors, “Friends of Lockerly”). The ED will support the efforts of the Education and Horticulture Directors, work closely with volunteers and serve as the “public face of Lockerly”.
Click here for the full job announcement which includes job qualifications and how to apply.
Check out the October issue of Gardening Tips for useful information on bees and saving seeds.
Last Chance to Vote!
Scarecrows in the Arboretum Contest
Time is running out so place your vote today! Our Scarecrows in the Arboretum contest is officially in full swing. We have 25 entries ranging from silly to spooky and even educational. The scarecrows are scattered throughout the arboretum and are easily viewed by following the gravel road. Maps showing the scarecrow locations are available at the office. Each entry is labeled with a sign showing the name of the scarecrow and the person or organization who submitted the entry.
Scarecrows came from the Mullis family, Dr. Whipple’s class, Sherrill Jones, Sanchez & Craig Orthodontics, the Merry Magnolias, Girl Scout Troup 60360, Boys & Girls Club, Animal Rescue Foundation, the Groseclose family, Carrington Woods Garden Club and Lyn & Kathy Chandler.
Votes are 25¢ each. You can place your vote at the Lockerly Arboretum office anytime during the month of October.