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Nearly 200 trees planted in tornado damaged Ringgold

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Girl Scout Troop 8010 of Dalton were among the many volunteers who helped plant trees Saturday, April 27, as a part of Replanting Ringgold event hosted by North Georgia EMC. Jeff Brown, one of the troop parents, is NGEMC Vice President of Operations. Girl Scout Troop 8010 of Dalton were among the many volunteers who helped plant trees Saturday, April 27, as a part of Replanting Ringgold event hosted by North Georgia EMC. Jeff Brown, one of the troop parents, is NGEMC Vice President of Operations.

RINGGOLD, GA (WRCB) -- The North Georgia EMC hosted a "Replanting Ringgold" event Saturday.

More than 100 volunteers gathered to plant approximately 200 trees in the tornado damaged area.
Trees were planted in the Cherokee Valley community as well as in parts of downtown.

To cap it off, volunteers gathered on Emberson Drive and planted a weeping willow. A memorial stone was also erected with the inscription "Time, when given in service to others, grows eternal….In memory of those who walked among us and blessed our path."  

The stone is located behind the ball field near the walking path.

"We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of kindness from our volunteers, sponsors, and the Ringgold community," said Randy Skidmore, NGEMC's director of power supply and vegetation management.

Some of the trees planted Saturday were uprooted by flood waters Sunday. They will be replanted when weather permits.

In May, trees will be planted at Ringgold Middle and High School.

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