The Town of Ocean City celebrates Arbor Day beginning 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 29 at Northside Park. Second grade classes from Ocean City Elementary School will present skits, poems, songs and artwork to show the importance of trees in our environment.
For over 25 years, the Ocean City Beautification Committee has partnered with the students to bring this program to the community. Perhaps the highlight of the Arbor Day celebration is when students assist the mayor and city council in planting a tree at Northside Park as part of the Beautification Committee’s TreeMendous Program. This year’s celebration will also include a special tribute to Louise Gulyas, who contributed numerous years of dedicated service to the Beautification Committee.
The celebration begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Northside Park community room with light refreshments. The festivities then move outdoors where the ceremony takes place, weather permitting. The celebration kicks off with the presentation of the flags by the American Legion Color Guard. Following the tree planting, the students will enjoy demonstrations by the Ocean City Police Department’s mounted police and K-9 units.
All citizens and visitors are invited to join the mayor and city council along with the Beautification Committee for this long-standing tradition. For more information, contact Donna Greenwood, Beautification Committee Chairperson, at 410-289-7060 or visit http://oceancitymd.gov.