Note: The JCRA launched a new Web site on March 1. Please visit us at This site,, is no longer being updated.

Friends of the Arboretum Newsletter
Fall 2008 – Volume 12, Number 2


Volunteer News

By Barbara Kennedy, Volunteer Coordinator

After a very busy spring, it is nice to take a breather and enjoy the gardens. The weather has been kinder to us this year and a few good rains have done wonders. Activities subsided somewhat over the summer, but picked up again in the fall.

We have a number of new volunteers on board and we are glad to have them.

Gail Beasley – Rose Garden
Beth Cleveland – Visitor Center
Barbara Dechter – Winter Garden
Dennis Drehmel – Special Events
Mike Ferrell – Gardener
Chloe Francis – Gardener
Tracey Francis – Gardener
Benjamin Gill – Mapper
Brie Gluvna – Gardener
Rebecca Green – Visitor Center
Paul Henehan – Tour Guide
Twila Mitchell – Winter Garden
Lara Rose Philbrook – Butterfly Garden
Cindy Rayno – Labeler
Layne Snelling – Special Events
Martha Thomason – Labeler
Claire Vaeth – Winter Garden
Joanne Vandermast – Gardener

A Walk in the Winter GardenA Walk in the Winter Garden is an annual event that brings a lot of visitors. Tim Hinton, volunteer tour guide, leads a group through the garden. Many visitors want to see plants that look good during the winter. Tim has lots to show them.

Gala in the GardenThe 2008 Gala in the Garden was a big success, but it takes many hours of preparation to make any major event successful. Volunteers Jennette King, Verna Medeiros, and Sandy Reid set up one of the auction tents.

label engraversDo you ever wonder how all those plant labels and name badges get made? We have three dedicated volunteers who are experts at operating our label machine. Cindy Heinlein and Sherman Criner are shown here during their day at work. Rikke Machilek, not shown, is our third engraving volunteer.

Gala in the GardenMary and Claude Caldwell were honorary chairs at this year's Gala. They are pictured with Bryce Lane. Mary and Claude are longtime volunteers who have helped out in many different ways.

master plan committeeThree volunteers on the Master Plan team, Beth Jimenez, Jeff Evans, and Harriet Bellerjeau have some fun while working on some of the many details for this project. Thanks for the great work so far.

bench repairMany of our benches were in dire need of repair. Fortunately, we have some real craftsmen in our midst. Frank Moore, Wayne Friedrich, and Jim Schlitt stepped up and worked on getting the benches in like-new shape. Great job, guys!

Words from the Director | Horticulture | Development | Annual Report | Volunteering

Formatted into HTML by Christopher Todd Glenn
Programs and Education Coordinator
JC Raulston Arboretum
Department of Horticultural Science
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7522

© The JC Raulston Arboretum, September 2008

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict