The City of Valdosta’s #GAArborDay Ceremony at Valdosta High School was a huge success! Thank you to Mayor Scott James Matheson for the proclamation. A Southern Live Oak Tree was planted right outside the gymnasium at VHS. This year Valdosta celebrated 34 years as a Tree City USA! During the ceremony, the Turner Center for the Arts was awarded the Preservation Award for their Art Park Project.

“Trees are God’s art. The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts is fortunate to use our trees as one of the many colors on our palette in painting a welcoming arts campus where creativity soars. We are also fortunate to work alongside a committed city leadership and other community leaders who are equally as passionate as we are about making and keeping our city a beautiful and inspiring place in which to live. The Turner Center board and staff thank the City of Valdosta and the Valdosta Tree Commission for recognizing us with the 2020 Preservation Award, and we encourage all to visit and enjoy the recently-created Art Park at 605 N. Patterson Street,” said Executive Director Sementha Mathews.