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Center City Park Garden Named in Honor of Greensboro Attorney

Center City Park Garden Named in Honor of Greensboro Attorney

December 12, 2006

GREENSBORO – A garden in Greensboro's new Center City Park has been named in honor of an attorney whose 50-year practice has included distinguished service to the city and to the downtown area.  The garden will be known as the Charles E. Melvin, Jr. Triangle Garden, in honor of Smith Moore attorney Charlie Melvin.  The recognition was made possible by a donation to the Center City Park campaign by Melvin's current and former law partners and colleagues.

"Charlie has worked tirelessly in support of Greensboro, and we thought there should be a permanent marker of his contributions to the city," said Smith Moore attorney Garrett Walker.

Along with his lengthy service at Smith Moore, Melvin is the past chairman of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce and the past president of Greensboro Development Corporation.  He also serves as a board member for Downtown Greensboro, Inc. and Greensboro Business Center.

The garden will feature a plaque identifying the space as the Charles E. Melvin, Jr. Triangle Garden, with the inscription, "In recognition of his distinguished service to the legal profession and the City of Greensboro.  By his partners and colleagues at Smith Moore LLP and its predecessor firms.  Spring, 2006."  The donation by Melvin's partners and colleagues also provided for the naming of a park bench in the Park, with the inscription, "In honor of Charles E. Melvin, Jr. and his wife, Jackie."

In addition to the recognition in the garden and on the park bench, Melvin will be listed on the Park's Founder's Wall.

Contact: Erin Foster
For Smith Moore LLP

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