March 1 tree planting honors longtime Coastal Bend College supporter

 A tree will be planted today at Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center at 2 p.m. in memory of Ida Clarice Matheson McGuffin, a longtime Coastal Bend College supporter and member of Beeville Garden Club. McGuffin joined the garden club when she returned to Beeville after living in Singapore for a number of years.

 A member of one of Beeville’s oldest families, McGuffin attended art and kinesiology classes at the college. She took Barnhart Series workshops in china painting, under several guest instructors, and studied under Simon Michael, a longtime CBC educator and artist. She also studied flower arranging under Gwen DeWitt. She took real estate and physical education courses at the college as well.

 The tree, donated by Beeville Garden Club, will be set on the north side of the gym. The ceremony is open to the public. Everyone is invited to attend.

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