Digging In to Help Daffodil Project Bloom

Digging In to Help Daffodil Project Bloom

Marcia Caller Jaffe

After 35 years with the Atlanta newspapers, Marcia currently serves as Retail VP for the Buckhead Business Association, where she delivers news and trends (laced with a little gossip).

Project manager Michael Weinroth mobilized his industrious committee (pictured) on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to build a living memorial to the children who perished in the Holocaust by planting 3,600 daffodil bulbs in Sandy Springs’ Hammond Park as part of Am Yisrael Chai’s Daffodil Project.

Prestige Enterprises Landscaping provided help, and the city of Sandy Springs donated the land. Weinroth raised the money to build the garden.

The shape and color of the daffodils represent the yellow stars Jews were forced to wear under the Nazis. Am Yisrael Chai aims to plant 1.5 million daffodils worldwide in memory of the 1.5 million children killed during the Holocaust.

“Our committee got serious about marketing, PR, fundraising and logistics to launch this garden in conjunction with Am Yisrael Chai’s worldwide project, which is notably enhanced by the city of Sandy Springs’ willingness to maintain it.”

The public is invited at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, to attend the free dedication ceremony. Enter on the Hammond Drive side of the park.

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