Azalea Bushes Put in Rightful Place

By Ben Wolf
Thursday, December 21, 2006

The Azalea City Women's Club and the Valdosta Parks and Rec Department have planted more than 50 azalea bushes along the new Azalea Trail.

The three-mile path was created this summer and runs through the center of the city.

The women's group provided funding for the plants while Parks and Rec chipped in with the mulch.

"I travel this street daily and I though this is an ideal place to put azaleas because this is the Azalea City Trail, and we are the Azalea City Women's Club; why not tie our names together with a trail? So we got busy," said Azalea City Women's Club President Jeanette Coody.

The Women's Club is already planning a butterfly garden, bird nests and wildflower plantings for its next beautification project.