Photo courtesy of Emmet O’Neal Library.
New garden dedicated at Emmet O’Neal Library
Emmet O’Neal Library Director Sue DeBrecht and Forsyth Donald in the library’s newlyredesigned garden.
On May 3, Emmet O’Neal Library hosted a ceremony to rededicate the recently redesigned garden at its entrance.The new garden design includes permanent seating, extended arbors and new plantings designed by landscape architect Mary Zahl. Gifts given in memory of Mary Moren Crommelin made the renovations possible.
As a part of the event, Crommelin’s granddaughter, Mary Virginia Adams, read a poem in honor of her grandmother, and the Reverend Rich Webster of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church blessed the new garden.
Also, a beautiful bronze statue by nationally acclaimed artist L’Deane Trueblood entitled Mary, Mary Quite Contrary was unveieled. This new bronze statue sits alongside an existing statue previously given in memory of Sally Wade Crommelin.
Dean Cook, Frances Robinson and Betsy Allison provided fl ower arrangements for the event. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a reception organized by Beth McMillan with help from Forsyth Donald, Mimi Renneker and several Emmet O’Neal Library staff members.
Library Director Sue DeBrecht encourages all residents of the community to visit the Emmet O’Neal Library and to take advantage of the lovely garden at the entrance.