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St. Matthew's Awarded the Tree-mendous Tree Award

Wednesday May 03, 2017 01:23 pm - Posted By Planning and Zoning
St. Matthew's Awarded the Tree-mendous Tree Award

The Terrebonne Parish Tree Board has chosen St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church and School for the Tree-mendous Tree Award for the second quarter of 2017.

“St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church has very deep roots in this community and by God’s grace has persisted through good times and bad, weathering many storms along the way.  To me, the oaks are a symbol of that resilience and also a symbol of God’s faithfulness, come what may,” Rev. Craig Dalferes, rector of St. Matthew’s said.

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church and School were nominated by the Terrebonne Garden Club for the preservation and maintenance of historic oaks in their landscape before, during and after the reconstruction of the church on Barrow Street. According to S. Myers McAllister, Head of School, the trees are named for the Patriarchs: Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob-Israel, the Prodigal Son, and Joseph.   

The Tree-mendous Tree Award was presented to St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church and School representatives at the Terrebonne Parish Council meeting on April 12, 2017. Rev. Craig Dalferes accepted on behalf of the church, and S. Myers McAllister accepted on behalf of the school.  

“St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church and School are honored to receive the Tree-mendous Tree Award from the Terrebonne Parish Tree Board.  The church and school are committed to being good stewards of the Earth and to encourage our young people to do the same.  We are proud of the beautiful oak trees, and we hope that they stand as testament to the strength of St. Matthew’s and to the strength of our community,” McAllister said.

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