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  • 2017 TEXAS ARBOR DAY PROGRAM

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    TEXAS ARBOR DAY 2017


    Hosted by Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas Forestry Association, International Society of Arboriculture Texas Chapter and the City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation Department

    Grand Prairie, Texas

      10 a.m.       

     

     

          Opening Ceremonies

                Welcome by Texas State Forester Tom Boggus            

                Posting of Colors by Grand Prairie Police Honor Guard

               
                National Anthem led by Trout Fishing in America
            
                Pledge of Allegiance - Jorja Clemson, Council Member and daughter of Council Member Ruthe Jackson, who initiated Arbor Day in
                Grand Prairie in 1984 as a founding member of Keep Texas Beautiful
        

     
        Program

                Tommy Williams, Office of the Governor, presents the Arbor Day Proclamation
        
                Grand Prairie Mayor Ron Jensen reads City Arbor Day Proclamation  

     

                Performance by the Grand Prairie High School Varsity Show Choir in concert with Trout Fishing in America    
                 

                Texas Forestry Association President Charley Colvin delivers history of Arbor Day

       
                Keynote Speaker Dan Lambe, President of the National Arbor Day Foundation, delivers keynote remarks      

               
                State Forester Tom Boggus wraps up with an Arbor Day Address            
        
                    
    10:40 a.m.    
        
        Ceremonial tree planting, donated by Oncor Electric     

        Ceremony is followed by Tree-Epic Education Fest, free and open to the public   

      

     Thank you to our sponsors:
        Fannin Tree Farm
        Arbor Masters Tree Service
        Oncor Electric
        Tetra Pak