Jeff Blakeman on the left and Bob Blakeman on the right, present a $5,000 check to the EASTSIDE BLOSSOMS project for the planting of Texas Redbud trees along the new E. First Street, Randol Mill Road, Beach Street and Oakland Blvd. These streets encircle Gateway Park. Other parts of the project include a new heavily landscaped entry into Gateway Park from E. First Street. A Memorial Wall and Garden are in plans for the future. Bob’s son Chad Blakeman, who is also one of the d
Lewis Marchbanks on right and Danny Scarth, seated, become members of the “EASTSIDE BLOSSOMS, 1000 - $1,000 Club joining one of the earliest Club member donors, Morris C. Matson.
EASTSIDE BLOSSOMS originated from a desire, by Charles Tandy, to plant 2,000 Cherry Blossom Trees in honor of his wife, Anne Burnett Tandy. Due to Charles death, the plan was forgotten.
Matson told the story to members of EAST FORT WORTH, INC. (EFWI), and the newly formed organization took on the