Murrieta renames garden in honor of a founding member of the city library

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Carol Carson, who died in September 2021, poses for a photo following a donation to the Murrieta Library’s Garden of Verses, which was renamed in her honor, Tuesday, Nov. 16. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Michelle Gerst Special to Valley News An active, civically engaged member of Murrieta who helped lobby for the city’s first library after incorporation was honored posthumously at the Tuesday, Nov. 16, city council meeting. Carol Carson, an advocate for Murrieta’s cityhood in 1999 and a founding member of the Friends of The Library, died in September. In her honor, the city council passed a resolution renaming a garden outside the public library. City Manager Kim Summers advocated for renaming the Garden of Verses to the Carol Carson Garden of Verses. “Carol was such a driving force behind our city’s incorporation,” Summers said. The mission of the Friends of the Library is to support the public library through fundraising, advocacy and volunteerism. It also promot
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