On Wednesday, April 5th at 10 a.m. the Laurel/ Jones County Council of Garden Clubs hosted a ceremony to donate an eternal loop sculpture to the City of Laurel to symbolize their eternal commitment to serving the City Beautiful. The ceremony was hosted by Bette Green, president of the Laurel/Jones County Council of Garden Clubs. The council is a part of the Garden Clubs of Mississippi organization and oversees the county’s six garden clubs which include the Laurel Garden Club, the Laurel/Ellisville Iris Garden Club, the Southern Heritage Garden Club, the Northwood Garden Club, the Park Place Garden Club, and the Simply Southern Garden Club.
Green thanked Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee and presented him with a certificate of appreciation for the support that he and the city provides for the local garden clubs. She also thanked George Bassi for suggesting a location for the eternal loop, 4 Seasons Landscaping for transporting the sculpture, Walker Memorial for providing the sculpture and base, and Blooms and Bushes for providing plants to place around it.
The eternal loop was placed in an area of greenery in front of Magnolia State Bank in downtown Laurel.
Ms. Anita Gambrell of the Simply Southern Garden Club provided the invocation. Jane Cooper, Director of Southern Pines Garden Clubs of Mississippi, and Melinda Causey, President-Elect of the Garden Clubs of Mississippi were also present during the event.