Pink Tree in Cumberland County, N.J. to be Dedicated to Casey Feldman on July 16th

Officials from the South Jersey Traffic Safety Alliance completing the finishing touches in preparation for the Millville tree dedication ceremony

On Friday, July 16, 2010  a pink tree will be dedicated to Casey in Millville, N.J. at 7:30 p.m. as part of the SJTSA’s summer safety campaign. Trees have already been dedicated in Sea Isle City, Salem, Northfield and Ocean City, N.J. While dedicated to Casey, the pink trees also stand as a memorial to all who have been killed in traffic accidents. The original inspiration came from the 325 year old Sycamore tree in the Feldman’s yard in Springfield, Pa. which was decorated with some 18,000 pink lights in December, 2009 as a tribute to Casey. Pink was Casey’s favorite color.

Teresa Thomas of the SJTSA decorating the Millville tree

The Feldmans and the SJTSA hope that the pink trees will ultimately become a nationwide memorial to traffic victims and a reminder to all to exercise caution as a driver or pedestrian.  The website, pinkremembrancetree.org, has been established where anyone can post a memorial tribute and photos of their loved one who was killed in a traffic accident.

Friday’s tree dedication will take place at Glasstown Park, East Pine and High Streets in Millville. The City of Millville has coordinated the tree dedication along with their Third Friday event which highlights the Millville river front and the art galleries and restaurants of the historic Glasstown District. In addition to the tree dedication, there are  a multitude of activities scheduled for this Friday’s event for all to enjoy.

Note: Photos from all of the tree lightings throughout the South Jersey counties will be featured in a future article. Click here to read the article about the Sea Isle City tree dedcation on May 1, 2010.  Click here to read about the original pink tree and  to view photos and news coverage.

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