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Museum debut to benefit Alzheimer's Association

The Pete Pike Museum, a newly built addition to the garden center, spans the life to-date of Pete Pike in photographs and historical artifacts covering his childhood on a farm, his service in the Navy and the founding of Pike Family Nursery. (Special Photo)

The Pete Pike Museum, a newly built addition to the garden center, spans the life to-date of Pete Pike in photographs and historical artifacts covering his childhood on a farm, his service in the Navy and the founding of Pike Family Nursery. (Special Photo)

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The Pete Pike Museum is located at The Family Tree Garden Center at 1983 E. Main St. in Snellville, and was created by owner Dana Pike-Van Vlake, right, daughter of Pete Pike, left. (Special Photo)

SNELLVILLE — The debut of a museum highlighting the life and career of Pete Pike, founder of Pike Family Nursery, will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

The museum is located at The Family Tree Garden Center at 1983 E. Main St. in Snellville, and was created by owner Dana Pike-Van Vlake, daughter of Pete Pike.

The Pete Pike Museum, a newly built addition to the garden center, spans the life to-date of Pete Pike in photographs and historical artifacts covering his childhood on a farm, his service in the Navy and the founding of Pike Family Nursery.

Visitors can get a first glimpse of the Pete Pike Museum during a day-long fall festival Oct. 19 that will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. The event, now in its second year, will include a raffle, gardening and cooking demonstrations, music food and activities for families. The The Family Tree will donate a portion of all sales from the day and all raffle proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Association. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, visit www.familytreegardening.com.