"Redbuds Revealed" in April at Haven Hill

The 2014 "Redbud Reveal" at Highland State Recreation Area was a wonderful event this last April 26th. Despite the late arrival of the redbud trees, the event had its own blossoms of beauty in the form of the unveiling of a new gorgeous MotorCities wayside sign for the park, and a couple of wonderful art displays at the Haven Hill Gate House. IMG_3036

Redbud Reveal was a fantastic day at Highland Recreation Area at the end of April. No redbuds yet, but great fun and enjoyment was had by all in attendance. Artists' displays by Larry Falardeau and Jay Fitzgerald were shown in the Haven Hill Gate House garage and Friend's group President, Mr. Dick Russell, gave a great season-opening speech. Dick's speech included the unveiling of another beautiful MotorCities Wayside sign created with research and inspiration by Girl Scout Gold Award pursuant Elaine Parkanzky. The sign will be permanently mounted this summer as the new trail is nearing completion. IMG_3016 "MEMORIES IN TIME - The People of Haven Hill" was on display at the Redbud Reveal on April 26th. Local area artist Larry Falardeau displayed both completed works and works in progress from a current project "MEMORIES IN TIME - The People of Haven Hill". This series of art works pays tribute to the People of Haven Hill - from the era of Native Americans through the Edsel and Eleanor Ford family's years to todays' visitors and supporters who share these lands and their individual stories in a special way. Larry's work can be scene at ThePeopleofHavenHill.com and will also be on display at Highland State Recreation Area periodically through the 2014 visitor season. Larry is a member of the Friends of Highland Recreation Area. IMG_3001 Local area photographer and Friends group member Jay Fitzgerald put his "Nature of Haven Hill" photo collection on display as well. The collection highlights the diverse flora and fauna of the Highland State Recreation area with a special focus on the Haven Hill section of the park. IMG_3032 If you were unable to attend, come out to Haven Hill soon and enjoy the wonderful Spring! All event photos courtesy Ros Smith. Thanks Ros! www.fohra.org