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By Brandon Cline
Managing Editor 

Students plant trees at City Hall to help celebrate Arbor Day


Last updated 5/2/2019 at 11:30am

Journal photo by Brandon Cline

City officials and fifth grade students celebrated Arbor Day 2019 by planting four new trees on the lawn of City Hall on April 26. Above, Ritzville Public Works employee Justin Ziebell (bottom left) and students finish planting a tree.

The City of Ritzville and LRS fifth graders celebrated Arbor Day the best way they could on April 26, by planting four new trees on the grounds of City Hall and discussing the importance of leaving a legacy.

Mayor Gary Cook and councilmember and Ritzville Tree Board chairman Mike Schrag delivered speeches about the origins and the importance of Arbor Day, which was founded by J. Sterling Morton in Nebraska City, Nebraska in 1872. Schrag talked about how planting trees is one way for the students to leave a long-lasting and healthy legacy on Earth.

Schrag also presented Cook with a Tree City...

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