Arbor Day celebration

Windsor Locks - posted Apr, 22 2013

WINDSOR LOCKS- The Gensi-Viola Post of the American Legion in Windsor Locks, in cooperation with the North Street Elementary School will again sponsor a tree planting project to commemorate Arbor Day on April 26. In case of heavy rain, the date will be April 29. This year, the post with the help of the students will plant two trees in several locations around the school. The trees are 8 to 10 feet in height and will be planted in two shifts. The first shift is at 9:30am to be followed with the second shift at 10:30am to accommodate all kindergarten students in both sessions. Each student participates in the planting of trees by placing a scoop of soil on the root ball and then watering them in. Post members will have a question and answer period pertaining to Arbor Day prior to the planting. The teachers will also conduct an Arbor Day program as part of the planed activities. The local Legion Post has had an Arbor Day program with the school for the past 30 years and hopes to continue this program on an annual basis to encourage and develop an interest in nature and conservation for each student in their formative years.

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