Arbor Day celebrated in Valley Falls
Mayor Charles Stutesman greeted Cheryl Brosa’s sixth-grade class in the Valley Falls city park where they planted a tree.
The mayor declared the day as “Arbor Day” in Valley Falls and read a proclamation, noting the first Arbor Day was held in Nebraska in 1872 where the people planted 1 million trees.
Before planting the red sunset maple, the mayor told the children that this would be their tree, the one in the city park they can always look to as the one they planted.
“Every year the sixth-graders plant a tree here, and now it’s your turn,” he said.
The proclamation he read explained the many attributes of trees and gave the reasons to continue planting this renewable resource.
The children were assisted by city worker Paul Burghart. They placed the tree in the hole, watered it, and filled in the dirt.
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