Fifth-graders celebrate Arbor Day
Youngsters plant trees, give speeches
Last updated 5/16/2023 at 9:08am
RITZVILLE – Local fifth-graders recently planted five trees along the Main Street walking path in observance of Arbor Day at the end of April.
To prepare for the event, youngsters also wrote essays answering the question, "What is your favorite tree and why?"
Three finalists presented their essays at City Hall, following a proclamation by Mayor Linda Kadlec and presentation of colors by Boy Scout Troop No. 888 and Cub Scout Pack No. 73.
Landon Williams won first-place with his essay and speech, "The Pine Tree." In his essay, he recounted playing with his dog under the shade of two pine...