On May 5, the Welch Mill Exhibit, which explains much of the history of Poole's Mill, was dedicated in the park. Linda Hardie and Heidi Stuckman joined Forsyth County Historical Society directors Martha and Jimmy McConnell
and Forsyth County historian George Pirkle.
In celebration of Earth Week (April 16-22), 26 members of the International
Club of Forsyth Central High School, along with their teachers,
helped with Poole's Mill garden cleanup.
Heidi Stuckman (left) and Kay Black did some weeding chores in the
Charles Welch memorial garden during Earth Week. CGC is now partnered
with Forsyth County Master Gardeners in maintaining this space.
(Linda Hardie and Chuck Baumrucker also assisted with cleanup.)
Along with spreading pine straw mulch and removing tree limb debris,
Central High's International Club erected a wren's birdhouse,
which was built and donated by Forsyth County Naturalists.
(At left, Linda Hardie poses with some of the students).
Cumming Garden Club had Mayor Gravitt proclaim April 15-21, 2018 as Garden Week in Georgia.