Local residents can now help maintain the rose garden at the Trabue Russell House and at the same time honor a loved one.
The City of Columbia will soon replace or add rose bushes at the Julia Miller Horton Rose Garden at the historic Trabue house, located at 201 Jamestown St. For the first time, residents can pay $20 and a tag will be placed in the rose garden in honor or in memory of someone.
“We want the public to be a part of this,” said Mayor Pamela Hoots. “The garden is an asset to our town and community.”
Anyone interested in donating may visit city hall, 116 Campbellsville St. or mail $20 with the name and address of the purchaser, identity of the person and whether the purchase is in memory or in honor of that person.
Mary Ann Loy currently volunteers her time to take care of the rose garden. For more information, call City Hall at 270-384-2501.