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Calling All Arbor Day Artists

March 21, 2017 09:10 AM
Are you an artist?

The first Arbor Day took place on April 10, 1872.  It was the brainchild of Julius Sterling Morton, a Nebraska journalist and politician. Throughout his long and productive career, Morton worked to improve agricultural techniques, but his most important legacy is Arbor Day.

Trees produce life giving oxygen, give us building materials and fuel, serve as windbreaks and can help cut down air conditioning costs this summer. Julius Sterling Morton knew the importance of trees and used his resources as a journalist and politician to educate.  

Arbor Day Artist entries may be dropped off at any of the Arlington Heights Park District Community Centers or the Administration Center before April 21, 2017.

Winning entries will be announced at the Ceremony on April 28th..

Three lucky winners will receive fun prizes.

Click here for complete contest rules and to download an entry form. 


9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Greens Park
E. Olive St. and N. Douglas Ave.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

‚Äč9:30am - Refreshments
10:00am - Program Starts

Welcome & Introduction of Dignitaries
Rick Hanetho, Executive Director
Arlington Heights Park District
Special Performance
Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School
The Ecology Club will
perform a skit and sing a song.
Remarks and Proclamation
Maryfran H. Leno, President
Board of Commissioners
Arlington Heights Park District
Thomas Hayes, Mayor
Village of Arlington Heights
Presentation of Tree City USA Plaque
Dru Sabatello, Village Forester
Village of Arlington Heights
Presentation of Arbor Day Gift
Benjamin Rea, Director of Parks and Planning
Arlington Heights Park District
Becky FitzPatrick, Principal
Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School
Announcement of Arbor Day Artists, Tree Drawing Contest Winners
Benjamin Rea, Director of Parks & Planning
Arlington Heights Park District
Tree Planting Ceremony


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