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Event takes place on April 26, 2013 at 1:30 PM
75 Kane Road

Join Mayor Alex Morse, the Holyoke Parks and Recreation Department, City Forester John Twohig and the children and staff of the Lt. Elmer J. McMahon Elementary School as they celebrate Arbor Day with a planting of a tree on the school grounds.

Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance that encourages the nurturing of trees resulting in a healthier, more sustainable world.  The Arbor Day Foundation recently named Holyoke as a Tree City USA for its commitment to improving the quality of life for its citizens. This year marks the 12th year that the City of Holyoke has been designated the prestigious honor of being a Tree City USA.

Principal Gina Roy, on behalf of McMahon Elementary School, will be the recipient of Holyoke’s tree planting ceremony in recognition of National Arbor Day, traditionally celebrated on the last Friday in April. Rising Star students; 6th grader Jacoby Authier, 7th grader Siobhan Brennan, and 8th grader Draine Colon Rivera will join Mayor Alex B. Morse for the traditional tree planting.

Beginning on Wednesday, April 24th, between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, the Holyoke the Parks & Recreation Department will distribute 100 free White Oak and Sugar Maple seedlings to Holyoke residents and/or interested organizations.   For more information, call (413) 322 5620.

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