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Yorktown To Celebrate Arbor Day With Poster Contest, Tree Giveaway

Yorktown will celebrate Arbor Day on May 6 with an Arbor Day Poster contest and giveaways.
Yorktown will celebrate Arbor Day on May 6 with an Arbor Day Poster contest and giveaways. Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture via Flickr

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktown's sixth annual Arbor Day Celebration is set for May 6 at the flagpole plaza in front of the Yorktown Community & Culture Center, according to the town.

The celebration at 1974 Commerce St., is to run from 4-4:45 p.m. with a reception to follow, the town said in a statement. The ceremony will move to the Cultural Center's room 104 in the event of rain.

The celebration is to feature a ceremonial tree planting as well as the announcement of the winners of the annual Arbor Day Student Poster Contest. All are invited to attend the planting and free reception, which will feature tree-shaped cookies, apple cider and the time to leisurely view the winning posters.

Free saplings also will be given out courtesy of Consolidated Edison. All who take one home are urged to plant it.

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