Franklin observes Arbor Day
Published 10:27 am Wednesday, October 31, 2018
The City of Franklin had its annual Arbor Day Celebration on Oct. 25 at Memorial Park.
Donald Goodwin, director of Community Development, presided during the ceremony. A proclamation from the City Council of Franklin was read by Mayor Frank Rabil.
Special presentations were performed by youth of the Gingerbread House and the Franklin Children’s Center.
Also, reading a letter of support for the event was a representative of the Central Based Instruction Group of Franklin High School.
Scott Bachman, a forester with the Virginia Department of Forestry presented a banner award to Rabil.
The ceremony concluded with the planting of a Shumard Oak Tree.