Tuesday, July 27, 2010
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Gwinnett Daily Post
SUWANEE -- City leaders voted to accept a donation of 6.33 acres of land Tuesday, and the plan is to use the undeveloped property for greenspace.
The Hudgens family donated the property along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard near McGinnis Ferry Road for just such a purpose, since its development is constrained by ARC River Protection Act regulations.
Mayor Dave Williams presented a framed proclamation to Rosalie Tubre on Tuesday, in recognition of her tireless dedication to bringing the Harvest Farm project to fruition.
Tubre moved to Suwanee in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. A master gardener, she saw an opportunity to get involved in her community when the community garden project was in its infancy.
Chairman of the Managing Board of Harvest Farms, Tubre has served more than 1,000 hours and has raised thousands of dollars for the garden.
"She's been one of the driving forces in getting folks involved," said Williams, who added that Aug. 3 has been proclaimed "Rosalie Tubre Day" in Suwanee. Allen added that her passion has been a key element in the success of the community garden.
Williams also thanked Burcher Gammage, owner of Metal Products Company in Suwanee. Gammage and his organization donated a 3,000-gallon cistern to the garden.
Cindy Brogdon, a resident of Suwanee, was also recognized Tuesday for being an inaugural inductee into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. The first woman in Georgia to earn a full athletic scholarship on the collegiate level, Brogdon also played on the 1976 U.S. Olympic team. Williams named July 28 "Cindy Brogdon Day" in Suwanee.