Monday, March 16, 2009

Memorial Ceremony for Mr. Ben D. Lackey Sr.

You are invited to a special memorial ceremony for Ben D. Lackey, Sr. at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 5 at the Danbury Town Park.

A marker will be dedicated at the base of an American Holly Tree that the Dan River Basin Association has planted in his memory. Many of you remember Ben Lackey, who died in a tragic accident in October, 2007. A business leader and ardent conservationist, Ben and his wife Josephine were frequent participants and sometime hosts for Rockingham County Naturalist Club events. Ben served on the Board of Directors for the Dan River Basin Association for nearly two years before his death. We remember his lively interest in the natural world, his work to preserve the rare plants on his Stokes County farm, and his enthusiastic participation in our organization. We hope you can join us for a brief ceremony to honor Ben Lackey's memory. If you'd like to share a story or memory of Ben, there will be an opportunity for you to do so.

Directions: Danbury is about 20 miles north of Winston-Salem on Highway 8/89 near the entrance to Hanging Rock State Park. The Danbury Town Park is located beside the Town Hall, at 201 Courthouse Circle, directly behind the historic courthouse.

Article and photo contributed by: Robin Light
Edited and posted by: Vicky Thomas

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