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Arbor Day contest open to island children

By Staff | Jan 22, 2020

In conjunction with the city’s Vegetation Committee, the Department of Recreation is hosting a youth contest to celebrate Arbor Day – an annual holiday encouraging people to plant and care for trees.

The awareness and education activities include an essay or poem contest for children in grades 4 through 8. The topic is Arbor Day with a poem that is a minimum of three lines or essay “Why are trees so important?” In addition, children in grades K-3 may submit a drawing inspired by Arbor Day.

The winners will be featured at the city’s Annual Arbor Day program, which will be held on Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. at the Sanibel Community Park, at 2231 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. This year’s Arbor Day Tree, a live oak, will be planted in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Community Housing and Resources.

The deadline for entering the youth contest is Jan. 24.

For the forms, visit www.mysanibel.com.

The contest is being sponsored by R.S. Walsh Landscaping. This year, the Live Oak being planted on Arbor Day is sponsored by Marty and Brenda Harrity, of Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille.

For more information, contact kayla.schuneman@mysanibel.com or call 239-472-0345.