City of Green Calls for Entries for its Arbor Day Poster Contest

City of Green Calls for Entries for its Arbor Day Poster Contest
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City of Green Calls for Entries for the 2018 Arbor Day Poster Contest for Grades K-8th; First Annual Arbor Day Event is Friday, April 27 at Central Park at 1 p.m.

Green, OH – The City of Green is calling for entries for its 2018 Arbor Day Poster Contest for Green residents in grades kindergarten through 8th grade.  This year’s theme is Rooted in Friendship – Green, Ohio and Beius, Romania – to honor the City of Green’s new sister city relationship with Beius, Romania.  

Arbor Day Poster ContestPosters should be 11 X 14 and can include any media.  Entries will be accepted at the Central Administration Building, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. through April 18.  Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in the following age categories: K – 3rd grade; 4th- 6th grade; and 7th – 8th grade.  In addition, all winners will be invited to the Arbor Day Ceremony on Friday, April 27 at 1 p.m. to assist Mayor Gerard Neugebauer with planting the Arbor Day tree.  Entry forms are available online at www.cityofgreen.org/arborday or at the Central Administration Building.  Winners will be notified on or about April 20. 

First Annual Arbor Day Event in Green
The City of Green is hosting its first annual Arbor Day celebration on Friday, April 27 at 1 p.m. at Central Park, 1755 Town Park Blvd.  The event includes the ceremonial planting of a 20-foot Norway Spruce, a tree native to both Ohio and Romania in honor of our sister city relationship with Beius, Romania.  The tree replaces the Concolor Fir tree at Central Park that served as the City of Green’s Christmas tree, which sustained damage and needs to be replaced. 

“We felt that using a tree native to both Green and Beius, which will be used as our community Christmas tree, was just a great way to honor our sister city relationship,” said Valerie Wax Carr, service director.  “This will truly be a community tree, not only as the center of our first Arbor Day ceremony, but as the featured holiday tree for our Christmas-at-Central Park event each year.”

The community of Green is invited to attend the Arbor Day Event, which will include a brief ceremony followed by the winners of the poster contest assisting Mayor Gerard Neugebauer with “planting” the new tree.   All poster entries will be on display in the Central Park Community Hall following the ceremony.  

In the event of inclement weather on Friday, April 27, the Arbor Day ceremonies will be moved indoors to the Central Park Community Hall, 1755 Town Park Blvd.   

The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents.  Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County.    Visit www.cityofgreen.org.    Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofgreenohio.  Register for text message alerts by texting GREENOH to 888-777.

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