Addison Midday Rotary Crepe Myrtle Project

The Town of Addison is looking a little greener this month, as members of the Addison Midday Rotary recently planted 27 crepe myrtles at an event in April as part of the Addison Midday Rotary Crepe Myrtle project.

Twenty-seven crepe myrtles were planted at both Town Hall and North Addison Park in honor of the Addison Midday Rotary’s 27 members. These beautiful trees are perfect for Addison, as they bloom in vibrant shades of pink, purple and white in the heat of the summer.

Town Hall, located at 5300 Belt Line Road in Addison, is a stunning white-column building where the Town of Addison’s offices are located. North Addison Park is located near Trinity Christian Academy High School, and features a half-mile jogging trail, arbor pavilion, picnic tables and more.

This project was part of the Rotary International Challenge to plant one tree per member in their community. According to Rotary International’s website, “The best time to plant a tree was when Paul Harris was alive. The second-best time is now.” In summer 2017, the president of Rotary International, Ian H.S. Riseley, challenged every rotary member to plant a tree by Earth Day 2018 in honor of Rotary International’s founder, Harris, who loved trees. Rotary clubs could choose their own trees, so the Addison Midday Rotary settled on crepe myrtles to display around Town.

Chartered in 2004, the Addison Midday Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders who provide service, encourage ethical standards and build goodwill. It is part of Rotary International, a community of more than 1.2 million members across more than 35,000 clubs, where people from all continents and cultures come together to exchange ideas, form friendships and professional connections, and make a difference in their communities and around the world.

Thanks to the Addison Midday Rotary for making our Town prettier—and for all the work you do giving back to the community!

Sydni Ellis grew up in the great state of Texas, where she learned to love chips and salsa and hot weather. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas, and she currently works in the College Communications, Marketing and Outreach office at Richland College. Some of her passions include writing, traveling and re-reading the Harry Potter Series every chance she gets. In the spirit of spontaneity, Sydni lives her life with a pen in one hand and her video camera in the other; ready to capture the next great story.

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