bor Day in Cedaredge has become a community tradition over the past 18 years that the town has earned a Tree City U.S.A. designation from the National Arbor Day Foundation.
The town has an active tree board that regularly conducts tree plantings and educational programs.
On May 3 the board was joined by community members as they hosted the town's 18th consecutive Arbor Day observance with the help of 63 fifth graders from Hunsicker Elementary School. The students planted an ash tree at the Cedaredge Public Library.
In his remarks on the occasion, tree board president Jim Leser told the students, "This is your tree, members of the 2012 Hunsicker Elementary School fifth grade class. Watch it grow and be proud that your actions today will beautify your library and make Cedaredge a better place to live, for us and for generations to come. I want to thank all of you for attending our 2012 Arbor Day celebration, and especially the students and teachers from Hunsicker Elementary School."
The town's Arbor Day proclamation was read by Mayor Pat Means.
The winners of the annual Arbor Day poster contest were recognized. They were: Mr. Henderson's class, Emalee Brooks, Ryan McCain, and first place to Nevaeh Martinez: Mrs. Griffin's class, Wyatt Lewis, Emily Tullis, and first place to Manney Wilson: Mr. Thompson's class, Kylee Hanson, Courtney Freeman, and first place to Dalia Alejandre.
Overall winner in the 2012 poster contest was Hunter Campbell of Mr. Henderson's class.blog comments powered by Disqus