Arbor Day celebrated by Boardman students

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Neighbors | Submitted.Arbor Day was celebrated in Ohio on April 26, and more than 350 fourth-grade students in Boardman rolled up their sleeves and planted a tree. Pictured are Lion Kris Dailey, Lion Joni Blase and Lion Kathy Collins with fourth-grade students from Robinwood Lane Elementary School.

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Neighbors | Submitted.Arbor Day was celebrated in Ohio on April 26, and Market Street Elementary School fourth-grade students became members of Fourth Grade Foresters USA. Pictured are the fourth-grade students, while in back are Lion Tevis DiMascio, Zone Chairwoman Judy Young and Lion Nancy Golubic.

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Neighbors | Submitted.Lion Jim Vivo and Lion President Mark Carver spoke to West Boulevard Elementary School fourth-grade students about becoming members of Fourth Grade Foresters USA on Arbobr Day.

Arbor Day was celebrated in Ohio on April 26, and more than 350 fourth-grade students in Boardman rolled up their sleeves and planted a tree.

The students became members of Fourth Grade Foresters USA. The project’s goal is to help revitalize observation of Arbor Day in America’s schools.

Fourth-grade students at Stadium Drive, Robinwood Lane, Market Street, West Boulevard and St. Charles in Boardman all received trees to take home and plant, courtesy of the Boardman Lions Club.

“This is a great opportunity for our elementary school students to become involved in a worthwhile environmental project, and also learn the value that trees provide in all of our lives,” said Terry Shears of the Boardman Lions.

Fourth Grade Foresters USA was created to provide a simple way to give fourth-grade students a tree of their own to plant and care for.

Each student was given a Norway Spruce packaged by workers with disabilities. Lions members taught students the care and planting of their Norway Pines.

“This project is made possible because community business people like the Boardman Lions covered the cost of each of the individually packaged evergreen trees, so that there is no cost to the students, the teachers, the school or the taxpayer,” said Debra Ersch. co-founder of the Fourth Grade Foresters Project.

“It’s a wonderful way to show support for the community, education and the environment.”

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