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Mary Raber Elementary recognizes Arbor Day

May 23, 2013

Nicholas Steill (left), member of the Columbia City Tree Board; Martha Acres, secretary to the Columbia City mayor; and Nadean Lamle, office manager for the Whitley County Soil and Water Conservation District hand out Red Pine Tree seedlings to Mary Raber Elementary School students. The trees were provided by the Whitley County Soil and Water Conservation District to the second grade students at the close of its Arbor Day event. Photo contributed

COLUMBIA CITY — Mary Raber Elementary School’s second-grade students invited first graders and kindergarteners to attend an Arbor Day program held recently at the school.

Parents and grandparents were invited to attend the celebration as well.

The event began with Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel reading a proclamation declaring Arbor Day in Columbia City.

The second-grade students entertained the crowd with songs, poems and jokes concerning trees.

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