On April 22nd, Earth Day, the Amelia Tree Conservancy dedicated the ‘Heroes Grove’ of new trees and benches in a quiet area of Fernandina Beach’s Central Park. Among the names recognized for their volunteerism and commitment to conservation during the well attended ceremony was MaVynne Betsch, American Beach’s beloved Beach Lady. Representing American Beach were James D. Staton. husband of MaVynne’s sister Dr. Johnetta Cole, ABPOA President Joyce Jefferson, and Berta Arias, ABPOA Board Member and Tree Conservancy Board Member.
Submitted by Berta Arias