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Vol. 9, No.5
A Shoreline Community, Pine Knoll Shores, N.C.
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McNeill Park’s “Jake” tree was named for dedicated PIKSCO volunteer Jake Rife.
A tree named “Jake” is back in the news. This story begins in 2004, four years after Pine Knoll Shores became an official Tree City,
USA. The PIKSCO Board of Directors, recognizing the historical importance of our community’s live oaks, applied to register several
of the trees in McNeill Park v\?ith the National Live Oak Society of the Louisiana Garden Club Foundation, Inc. To meet the criteria for
registration, a trees circumference must be at least eight feet when the trunk is measured at a height of four feet from the ground. Two
of our stately live oaks, the PIKSCO Oak and the McNeill Park Oak, stand near the eastern edge of the park. However, the largest or
“signature” oak that towers over the Oakleaf entrance measures 10 feet, 10 inches in circumference and has a branch spread of 80 feet.
This magnificent live oak was named “Jake” in honor of resident and former PIKSCO Director Jake Rife to commemorate his many years
of dedication and hard work toward improving McNeill, Garner and Hammer Parks. Recently, through the efforts of current Directors
Ric Cox, Bruce Flynt and Ches Garner, the Jake tree was up-lighted for dramatic night viewing, reminding us that both Jake Rife and his
narhesake tree are noteworthy residents of Pine Knoll Shores.
The PIKSCO Board of Directors meets every third Monday of the month at 5:00 p.m. at town hall. All members are welcome to attend.
Left to right sitting - Evelyn Starkey, N.Y.;
BarbaraMilhaven, PKS; Ann Hoag,.CA
- standing - Dolly Culhane, CO; Nancy
By Barbara jMilhaven
I was one of the area Round Robin
ladies able to travel to Estes Park, Colo
rado, this past September to reunite in
the flesh since our college graduation
in 1954 - yup - 1954. Hence the title
“The Eighties Ladies,” and while old in
years, the attending ladies are definitely
young in heart! I call us Round Robin
ladies because for the past 58 years
we—13 or more friends and sorority
sisters —have had a package of letters
traveling around the country. The pack
age takes up to a year to arrive in our
mailboxes, and for us to take out the
old news, put in new letters, photos and
articles and mail it to the next “Robin”
on the list. Two of us have homes on
Bogue Banks: one in Pine Knoll Shores
and one, a second home, in Atlantic
Beach. Others hail from Buffalo, Long
Island, and Utica in New York State,
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