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Posted on: March 29, 2023

Tree Planting Dedication & Community Gathering in Memory of Commissioner Hays

Deb Hays Tree DedicationNew Hanover County will host a tree planting dedication and community gathering at Airlie Gardens on Wednesday, April 5 at 1 p.m., to celebrate the life of Commissioner Deb Hays and honor her service to the citizens of New Hanover County.

“This will be a chance for our community to come together to reflect and honor the life and work of Deb, and to dedicate a live oak tree that will grow, plant roots, and forever be a symbol of her love for this community,” said Board of Commissioners Chair Bill Rivenbark. “We hope that those who knew Deb can attend for fellowship, sharing of memories, and reflecting on Deb’s life of service.”

The dedication will begin at 1 p.m. with brief remarks, followed by a ceremonial tree planting and blessing on the Bradley Creek Lawn at Airlie Gardens. All those who knew Commissioner Hays are invited to attend, and carpooling is requested as parking will be very limited. The dedication will take place rain or shine.

Commissioner Hays’ obituary can be found here.

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