Maumelle Parks and Recreation director Philip Raborn was honored last week by the Pulaski County Master Gardeners program through the University of Arkansas’ Cooperative Extension Service. Raborn was named the 2013 Friend of Master Gardeners during ceremonies at Saint James United Methodist Church in Little Rock. Raborn downplayed his efforts citing the work done by the master gardeners in Maumelle specifically at the Jess Odom Community Center. "Those are the folks who deserve honor," Raborn said. "Just come by the community center in a few weeks or months and you’ll see them working outside in the planters around the building."