North Alabama Peace Corps Volunteers Plant Trees for Peace Corps Day
By Guest Contributor on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
On October 8, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of North Alabama planted trees in Madison’s Dublin Park and Big Springs Park in Huntsville, Alabama to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps. Books for Africa, Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity were chosen as service projects.
Huntsville and Madison Mayors and the Governor of Alabama declared October 8, 2011 as Peace Corps Day. Also, the entire State Senate of Alabama signed a bill recognizing the North Alabama Peace Corps Day.
Eighty-nine returned volunteers have been identified from this area. These volunteers have served in forty-eight different countries. Several have served more than the normal two-year period. Five are actively serving, Ema Prasher in Burkina Faso, Paul and Breand Jones in Tonga, Sarah McGee in Nambia, and another in China. David and Judith Lambert, members of Friendship Force International, served as Peace Corps Volunteers 1962-1964 in Ghana, West Africa.
This post was contributed by David and Judith Lambert (Ghana 62-64).