The public is invited to the City's celebration of Arbor Day at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 24 at Folsom Park, 2240 Herel St. Adams Elementary School second-grade students will provide entertainment for the event, and City Parks and Recreation Director Lynn Johnson will read a Mayoral proclamation. All those attending will have the opportunity to help plant new trees at the park. If the weather is bad, the celebration will move to the Adams Elementary School gymnasium, 7401 Jacobs Creek Drive.
Arbor Day was founded in Nebraska in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton, a former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. The official observance in 2014 is Friday, April 25. State offices will be closed that day, but City offices will be open.