A tree for Linda Arnold

A tree for Linda Arnold

A tree for Linda Arnold

Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 02:45 PM.

On Friday afternoon at the Apalachicola Municipal Library, a brief ceremony was held to dedicate a crepe myrtle tree planted in memory of Linda Arnold, who died Feb. 25. Funds for the tree and the plaque were provided by members of the St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department, who brought over their trucks and their members for the ceremony. Linda and Harry Arnold, second from right, were instrumental in the creation of the fire department, and in the start of the annual chili cook-off more than three decades ago. Speaking at the gathering were Fire Chief Jay Abbott, right, firefighter Bud Hayes, second from left, and firefighter Kevin Delahanty, left. Not pictured is Alice Collins, a longtime friend of the Arnolds, who spoke about the contribution that Linda and Harry Arnold had made to the island.



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