As we reported last week, vandals last Tuesday ripped at least 33 memorial plates from the stone walls at Celebration Tree Grove at White Rock Lake.
Celebration Tree Grove is a point of pride for founding organization, For The Love of The Lake, which began building the area in 2005 as a way for donors to honor groups, graduates or special occasions and remember family, friends and pets who have loved White Rock Lake while funding the reforestation of White Rock Lake Park. Essentially, the price of a plaque is one tree.
Members estimate that the cost of the vandalism and theft equals something like $6,500 worth of reforestation funds.
They have set up a fundraiser to replace the lost plaques without dipping into the existing budget.
You can make a donation here by credit card or PayPal, or mail a check to For The Love of the Lake, PMB 281 – 381 Casa Linda Plaza, Dallas, Texas, 75218.
Note organizers, “all contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and are tax deductible.”