Sunday, June 24, 2001

A tree planted in Fayetteville

Kiwanians donate historic tulip poplar to Hollingsworth House

The Metro Fayette Kiwanis Club made a contribution to Fayetteville's historic preservation efforts recently by planting a tulip poplar tree at the Hollingsworth House.

"The planting is part of a program designed for Kiwanis clubs statewide to enhance their communities environmentally while cultivating a sense of historical recognition," according to Dennis Davenport, the Fayette club's president.

The tulip poplar tree planted at Hollingsworth is grown from seed collected from one of the tulip poplars planted by George Washington more than 200 years ago that are still growing at Mount Vernon, Washington's home in Virginia. Andy's Nursery and Landscape donated the seedling to the club.

The Hollingsworth House was originally built in 1906 as a wedding present for Mr. and Mrs. Hollingsworth by the bride's parents. The Hollingsworths raised their family in the house, which was relocated to its present location in 1998.

The house is currently owned and operated by the Downtown Development Authority of Fayetteville and is part of the city's Main Street District. It is available for rental for special events.

The Metro Fayette Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday at noon at the IHOP in Fayetteville. For information about the club, visit its Web site at

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