A tree planting ceremony was held on Sunday by the children and families of Reach for the STARS and their families, in honor of their teacher Miss Frances and in memory of her husband Robert A. Foerderer, who passed away in January.
Rob was an integral part of the STARS community and his sudden death shocked the community and the families of STARS.
A touching dedication offered by the organizers explains the symbolism of the tree that was planted in Charles Park:
Each leaf represents the lives you have touched--your family, your friends and the
children we love. May the branches of this tree offer you the strength and support to move forward with hope. And when it’s in bloom remember Rob with a smile and know, we thank you, we love you and you are not alone.