Bester students planted trees to celebrate Arbor Day

Bester students planted trees to celebrate Arbor Day

Hagerstown, MD: The City of Hagerstown hosted an official Arbor Day Ceremony on Friday, April 27, 2012 at Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run Golf Course.
To celebrate Arbor Day, the planting of trees at the golf course is "to coincide with the grand re-opening of the club house, which will be held on Saturday, May 5th at noon," stated Rodney Tissue, Hagerstown's City Engineer. "The clubhouse will now be on the upper floor of the building, providing great views of the course and the picturesque mountains in the distance to the east. The new club house area will include concessions, an improved pro shop, and an indoor eating/lounge area. The new exterior deck will also provide a great place to relax between or after your rounds."
The ceremony began with a welcome from Councilmember Martin E. Brubaker followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Page Wade of Williamsport High School sang the National Anthem.
During the program, Hagerstown received the Tree City USA Award from Maryland DNR Forest Service representative Becky Wilson. This is the 27th consecutive year that Hagerstown has received this national recognition. Hagerstown is one of hundreds of Tree Cities USA across the United States receiving national recognition for their urban forestry programs.
Bester Elementary School students sang three songs and assisted with the planting of trees including Japanese Maple Trees, Flowering Plum Trees, Flowering Cherry Trees, Flowering Pear Trees and an American Dogwood Tree.
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