The Pecan Grove at Wake's Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh, will be dedicated in memory of Bill Bunn, an enthusiastic volunteer who has left a lasting legacy at Oak View through the restored grove, his commitment to the education to park visitors and seven years of service on Historic Oak View's Advisory Board.
In addition to his work at Oak View, Bunn was the founder of Lakeview Pecans, a retired accounting manager from North Carolina State University, a farmer, a family man and friend to many. He was instrumental in establishing the North Carolina Pecan Growers Association, serving as president from its incorporation in 1994 until his death in September 2011. In this role, he was a leader and mentor, reaching out to pecan growers across the state to provide support, education and guidance. Bunn also held a seat on the Southeastern Pecan Growers Board for more than a decade and served as president from 2003 to 2005.
Historic Oak View County Park will hold a ceremony on Saturday, August 31, 2013, 10 a.m., for park patrons. A sign with grove information and a tribute to Bunn will be installed.
For more information or to obtain photos of Bill Bunn or the Pecan Grove, call 919-212-7958.