Happy Birthday, Tamara!

Yesterday was a big day for families and friends of Kate’s Club. In the southwest Atlanta neighborhood of Grove Park, a tree planting was held through a partnership with Trees Atlanta marking the first annual Grief Awareness Day. For the McBride / Castleberry family, the day held special significance. They lost Tia + Tamara this past June and today would have been Tamara’s ninth birthday. We here at the blog join the McBride / Castleberry family in celebrating her memory with them. To see coverage of the event on WSB-TV… click here.

Tia + Tamara’s family with their memorial trees

Before the tree planting began, Councilmember Ivory Lee Young, WNBA Star Chamique Holdsclaw, and Kate Atwood shared their own stories of loss with the crowd.

Kate Atwood + Councilmember Ivory Lee Young
Chamique Holdsclaw with Victoria Ferguson + Roberto Young

Many thanks to Trees Atlanta and the Grove Park Community for providing the families and friends of Kate’s Club with this opportunity to celebrate the memory of their loved ones.

Preparing to plant the trees

Dani + Michael talking with Erin Coleman of WSB-TV

South Evelyn Park with new trees
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