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.
9:30am - Refreshments – 10:00-11:00am - Program
Location: Hasbrook Park, 333 W. Maude Ave.
The 39th Arbor Day Celebration is open to the public and light refreshments are available. Students from St. Peter's Lutheran School will be attending for a special performance. Village and Park District dignitaries deliver remarks on the importance of trees to community members. The Arbor Day Coloring Contest winners are announced and their art work is displayed.