A tree planting occurred at the Red River Meeting House recently with volunteers Tom and Dreama Ruley and Richard Moore planting 17 on the grounds of the Red River Meeting House. All the trees were donated by Bushels and Blooms in Franklin.
The tree planting idea came about when two trees at Meeting House and Cemetery began showing signs of rotting with dead limbs. A danger existed of them falling down. One of the trees next to the meeting house was in danger of possibly falling and damaging it. According to Darlynn Moore with all the renovations being done on the meeting house, board members didn’t want to risk that.
“Of course, it was bittersweet as this was the great big one that had stood by the meeting house for many years,” said Darlynn adding that because of this, the two trees had to be cut down.
Mr. Ruley, who is very involved in the Red River Meeting House through the Annual Primitive Camp Meeting & Rendezvous talked to Joe Crafton at Bushels and Blooms in Franklin about the trees. He wanted to donate 17 trees to Red River.
The Ruleys and Richard Moore got busy one Saturday morning and planted 11 and then Richard went back on different occasions and planted the rest. All but one are planted on the meeting house side and in front.
“The Red River Meeting House and Cemetery grounds look so pretty this spring with the recently renovated meeting house and the trees planted and we look forward to the beauty and shade in the years to come. We invite everyone to come and enjoy this wonderful spot in southeastern Logan County,” said Darlynn.