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Arbor Day event on track for Saturday
KBB holding celebration along Willie McTell Trail
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Arbor Day activities will take place Saturday in downtown Statesboro along the Willie McTell Trail. Keep Bulloch Beautiful and the Georgia Southern Botanical Garden are sponsoring the event. - photo by Herald File

An Arbor Day celebration full of activities takes root Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Statesboro.

Like last year, Saturday's celebration is co-sponsored by Keep Beautiful and the Georgia Southern Botanical Garden. It will be along the Willie McTell Trail, beginning at Northland Cable on 32 E. Vine St. Free seedlings will be given away and activities include children's crafts such as making pinecone bird feeders and flower pot painting, live music, free food, tree planting demonstrations, an opportunity to browse vendors and shopping for spring plants and shrubbery at the "Green Market."

"We hope the community will join us and learn about the significance of trees and their benefits to the Earth," said Kelly Collingsworth, Keep Bulloch Beautiful director. "We strive to educate the public with activities that are entertaining and relevant. The Arbor Day Celebration will be no different. This will be a fun and educational event that will heighten awareness of Arbor Day and will truly be fun for the whole family."

In addition to Saturday's event, Keep Bulloch Beautiful and the Botanical Garden will plant trees on participating school campuses and throughout the community.

"Trees are a vital part of a community's health and beauty," Collingsworth said. "By increasing the amount of trees in the area we can decrease the amount of erosion into creeks and streams, start a new generation near existing mature trees, increase the community's tree canopy, and enhance Statesboro's overall beauty."

For more information, contact Keep Bulloch Beautiful at 912-764-6147.



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