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City celebrates Arbor Day

Fifth-graders plant trees in a city park

RITZVILLE - To celebrate Arbor Day, 23 fifth-grade students planted five trees at the Children's Memorial Park near the city's Little League fields on Friday, April 26.

The planting was one of the featured events of the city's Arbor Day celebration.

Ritzville Tree Board and City Councilman Michael Schrag began the ceremony at City Hall and introduced other members of the board, including Brooke Hayes, Karen Cady, Debbie Chapman and Michelle Keefer.

He then shared a brief history of the commemoration. He noted "arbor" is Latin for "tree" and the holiday was the brain child of a Nebraskan named...


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