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.

All the youth groups get a picture along with Smokey the Bear and Mayor Frank Rabil.

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.