City of Lincoln
2005 Media Releases
Mayor Coleen J. Seng invites the public to join her, Faith Lutheran Elementary School students and the City’s Parks and Recreation Department in celebrating Arbor Day 2005. A public celebration is set for 10 a.m. Monday, April 25 at Pentzer Park, 27th and Potter streets.
Mayor Seng will read an Arbor Day Proclamation, and the Faith Lutheran students will provide entertainment for the 30-minute program. Weather permitting, the students and others in attendance will help plant a new tree at Pentzer Park. In case of inclement weather, the celebration will be held in the Salvation Army building just south of the park.
Arbor Day was founded in Nebraska by J. Sterling Morton, a former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. The official observance in 2005 is April 29. State offices will be closed that day, but City offices will be open.