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Family Tree Unveils Pete Pike Museum

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family-treeThe Family Tree Garden Center Owner Dana Pike-Van Vlake”s vision to create a community and family gathering place is now expanding to include a tribute to her father”s efforts in beautifying Atlanta for more than 50 years.

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. From his childhood on a farm, service in the Navy, working hard to make a living and introducing Pike Family Nursery to Atlanta, the museum”s storyline emphasizes the importance Pike places on building relationships, hard work and integrity.

Visitors will get a first glimpse of the Pete Pike Museum during a day-long Fall Festival to benefit the Alzheimer”s Association.# The second annual event will feature a raffle with great prizes, gardening and cooking demonstrations, music, food and fun activities for the entire family.

The Family Tree will donate a portion of all sales from the day and all raffle proceeds to the Alzheimer”s Association. For more information, visit www.familytreegardening.com.

WHEN: Saturday, October 19, 2013; 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
WHERE: The Family Tree Garden Center, 1983 East Main Street (Hwy. 78) in Snellville
Raffle to benefit the Alzheimer”s Association. Prizes include Zoo Atlanta tickets, football game tickets, dinner party extravaganzas, local restaurant gift cards, theme park tickets, original artwork, personal home decorating consultations, landscape design services, gardening tools, birding products and more.
Regina Lewis – container gardening expert at 10:30 am”#; Bruce Holliday – landscape designs from 10 am-2 pm