The Borough held its annual Earth Day/Arbor Day celebration on May 1 with the third and fourth graders from Beatrice Gilmore School. The students assisted in planting six trees – three red oak and three maples – on Pridmore Field behind Memorial and Beatrice Gilmore Schools.
Mayor Keith Kazmark spoke to the students about the meaning of Earth Day and Arbor Day. He asked the students if they knew what the land they were sitting on was before it was used for public schools. They were amused to learn that cows once grazed the very same spot, as the field are former farm lands of the Dowling and Mulrooney Farms. On hand was a member of one of those families, Matt Mulrooney, who is a Department of Public Works employee.
Alfred H. Baumann Library Director Linda Hoffman and Children’s Department Director Caitlin Cromley-Linn were on hand to read a story to the students. “Because Of An Acorn” by Lola Schaefer and Adam Schaefer was read and a copy donated to the school library.