City of Melbourne to celebrate Arbor Day May 23rd

WHO:             The City of Melbourne will celebrate Arbor Day with a tree-planting ceremony at the City of Melbourne walking trail on Tuesday, May 23, at 2 p.m.

WHAT:          Melbourne Mayor Shannon Womack, Izard County Forester Kenny Smothers, Ozarka College President Richard Dawe and children from the Ozarka College Kids Academy will participate in the tree-planting ceremony. A Tree-City USA Award will be presented by the National Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters.

WHERE:       Walking Trail – City of Melbourne

Veterans Memorial Park

(Near the Northcentral Arkansas Education Service Cooperative)

Melbourne, AR  72556

WHEN:          Tuesday, May 23, 2 p.m.

WHY:             To provide information about planting and caring for trees.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY:  Children and officials participating in the tree-planting ceremony.