ELKHART — Several events are planned to commemorate Arbor Day in Elkhart County.
On Saturday, April 20, the town of Middlebury will partner with Jayco and InTerra Credit Union to plant 27 trees at S.R. 13 and U.S. 20. Volunteers should meet at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Middlebury Town Hall, 418 N. Main St., where there will be a brief ceremony honoring Arbor Day. For more information contact Mike Miller at 574-596-9163.
A free family festival to celebrate Arbor Day in Goshen will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rieth Interpretive Center, 410 W. Plymouth Ave. Activities will include a food court, children’s crafts and activities, youth tree art contest display, information booths, a children’s choir performance and presentations of the Arbor Day Proclamation, Good Tree Steward Award and Tree City USA Award.
The Nappanee Tree Board will celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 27, by planting a tree at Woodview Elementary, 800 E. Woodview Drive. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a tree planting and the top three winners of a third grade Arbor Day essay contest will read their essays.
The Elkhart Environmental Center and the city of Elkhart Forestry Division will host the city’s 25th annual Arbor Day celebration at the Elkhart Environmental Center, 1717 E. Lusher Ave., from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. The event will include a new visitor education area on the impact of the emerald ash borer, a traveling urban wood furniture exhibit, live log milling, free trees and refreshments from Olive Garden. For more information contact the Elkhart Environmental Center at 574-293-5070 or visit www.elkhartindiana.org/eec.