Congratulations St. John’s Episcopal Church on the celebration of the Sesquicentennial of 150 years of the Episcopal Church of Midland!
We are fortunate to have been invited to help St. John’s Episcopal Church donate and plant 150 beautiful, flowering crab apple trees around the community of Midland to commemorate this milestone event.
We planted the first tree yesterday at the church, and the other 149 trees are available to the community via voucher. Vouchers may be picked up at the church office starting Monday, Oct. 23, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis to all community residents.
For more information, please call St. John’s Episcopal Church at (989) 631-2260.
The story of these trees and this community gift from St. John’s reads:
“Herbert H. Dow, the founder of the Dow Chemical Company, had a creative and ongoing interest in landscaping, design and beauty. Using his creative talents, Herbert Dow developed many gardens around his home and community with a simple philosophy of “never reveal the gardens’ whole beauty at first glance”. Tradition tells us that he donated many flowering trees to the community of Midland to create a beautiful environment for all the residents and visitors to enjoy. To commemorate the 2017 Sesquicentennial of the Episcopal Church in Midland in the spirit of H.H. Dow, the Endowment Committee of St. John’s Episcopal Church is honored to present a gift of 150 flowering crab trees to the residents and community of Midland.”