Jackson Paper donation used to purchase memorial trees


SYLVA, N.C. – Jackson Paper Manufacturing donated funds recently for the purchase of three trees planted during a memorial service in honor of Steven C. Jones, an Associate Superintendent of the Jackson County Schools who passed away in December 2012.

Family, friends and former colleagues of Jones attended the event held April 24 on the campus of the Jackson County Schools Central Office and organized by the Jackson County Extension Service and the Jackson County Schools.

“We were honored to be able to play a role in the memorial service,” said Tim Campbell, President and CEO of Jackson Paper. “We hope the trees will serve as a reminder for many years to come of Steven Jones’ longtime dedication to our county’s students, teachers and schools.”

In addition to the trees for the memorial service, Jackson Paper also donated funds for the purchase of tree seedlings presented to all fifth-graders of the Jackson County Public Schools during the County Science Field Day held April 11-12. Students learned about the importance of trees to the environment and how to plant and care for the donated seedlings in their own yards.

Click here to read The Sylva Herald’s coverage of the memorial tree planting.

Jackson Paper Manufacturing Co. is an independently owned paper mill in Sylva, N.C., and the largest producer of 100-percent recycled paper in North Carolina.

For more information on Jackson Paper, visit http://www.jacksonpaper.net/.

Jackson Paper donation used to purchase memorial trees