One year ago, Howard County was shocked and saddened after the flood in Ellicott City. The community rallied around Ellicott City and helped to get many people and businesses back on their feet.
The devastating loss of lives, Jessica Watsula, Joseph Blevins and John Pacylowski, have left a hole in many hearts that cannot be filled. Blossoms of Hope wanted the families of the victims to know that their loved ones had not been forgotten.
3 Kwanzan cherry trees behind the Welcome Center were dedicated in memory of Jessica, John and Joseph with a brief ceremony on July 29th. Plaques and ribbons were placed by each of the trees memoralizing all.