Historic Bethabara Park Names Volunteer of the Year

Historic Bethabara Park is pleased to announce that Harriet McCarthy has been named Volunteer of the Year for 2013.

In 2013, Harriet McCarthy took on the role of Volunteer Curator of the 1761 Reconstructed Medical Garden. A natural leader, Harriet organized a group of dedicated Master Gardeners who worked in the garden from spring to late fall, accomplishing nothing short of a miracle, restoring a garden that had become under planted and overgrown. Those who work with Harriet describe her as wise, knowledgeable, meticulous, dedicated, and fun.

Harriet has been a Master Gardener in Forsyth County since 2005. She is the head curator of the Forsyth County Extension Demonstration Gardens and was the recipient of the 2013 Friends of Extension award. Specializing in gardens that attract butterflies and birds, Harriet and her fellow Master Gardeners have established a Monarch Butterfly Garden at Bethabara. The garden serves as a teaching garden for the public as well as a Monarch Butterfly Waystation that serves to sustain butterfly migration.

Harriet is the mother to three boys adopted from Russia. She was presented with the Congressional Angels in Adoption award in 2003 for her work in post-adoption support outreach.
An avid reader of history, Harriet graduated from Salem College. She lives in Winston-Salem with her husband Eugene.

Historic Bethabara Park would like to thank Harriet for her dedication and hard work. Volunteers are imperative in the operation of the Park and volunteers such as Harriet are invaluable.

Historic Bethabara Park, a National Historic Landmark, is the 1753 site of the first Moravian settlement in North Carolina and the birthplace of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. For more information, visit ww.bethabarapark.org or call (336) 924-8191.

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