UNION COUNTY — A century of service to the community will be celebrated Thursday when Lockhart Power Company joins with area officials to plant 100 trees.
Lockhart Power, together with parent company Pacolet Milliken Enterprises Inc. will plant 100 treas in its service area to celebrate 100 years of service.
In an announcement Tuesday, Steve Winslow, project manager and horticulturist at Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, said he worked with the mayors of Lockhart, Jonesville, Union and Pacolet, as well as officials of the Union County School District, to select the sites for the trees.
Trees to be planted included:
• Eleven Overcup Oaks at Sims Middle School, Jonesville Elementary/Middle School, and Jonesville’s Mac Cunningham Industrial Park.
• Thirteen will be planted in the Town of Lockhart.
• A variety of 29 trees will be planted at Pacolet Cloth Room and Marysville School in Pacolet.
• Twenty five 25 trees will be planted at the “Welcome to the City of Union” gateway on the western entrance to Union on U.S. 176.
The trees in Union will be planted at 9:15 a.m. at 1009 Furman Fendley Highway (U.S. 176) in a ceremony attended by Mayor Harold Thompson and other dignitaries.
At 10 a.m. at 350 New Hope Church Road, Jonesville, the Jonesville Elementary/Middle School presentation will take place involving Principal Renee Pryor, Lockhart Power COO Bryan Stone, and Winslow. Kindergarten students will bring soil from home to contribute to the planting of the oak trees.
The planting in Lockhart will take place at noon at 701 Lockhart Drive. Mayor Ailene Ashe and the members of the Lockhart Town Council will participate. Lunch will be served at the Lockhart Town Hall following the ceremony.
In Pacolet, Mayor Elaine Harris will participate in the ceremony which will take place at 2 p.m. at Marysville School, 911 Sunny Acres Road, Pacolet.