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The rain from the weekend wasn't going to stop Arbor Day plans for area leaders and students.

 

Picture Right; Steve Lobb with kids Saturday (Picture Courtesy of Darren Moser)

 

Steve Lobb is Clinton's arborist and explains had the weather cooperated, there would have been a tree planting on Saturday morning. Instead, they took those involved to the indoors.

 

 

 

Once indoors, Lobb and the students discussed trees and their importance to a community and society. According to Lobb, one of the trees that will be planted this year will be in memory of the late Carol Thompson.

 

 

 

In talking with the students, Lobb explains he was impressed with the knowledge the kids had about trees. He credits the school system and the continued impact Thompson's passion has had on the students.

 

 

 

The trees will be planted this week as central Illinois braces for more rain. Recently, the winners of the annual Arbor Day poster contest were awarded and recognized locally.

 

Those winners were Kieran Conaty (1st), Trinity Buggar (2nd) and Emily Burkett (3rd). 

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