arbor day 2017
We celebrated Arbor Day this year by planting a beautiful live oak tree at the newly opened Nancy Carol Roberts Library, 100 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Brenham, TX. Patsy Hermann and Nancy Low were the chairmen of this event. Thirteen members were in attendance as well as a couple of staff members from the library.
ARBOR DAY 2016
Patsy Hermann and Nancy Low did an outstanding job with Arbor Day 2016 held at the new Washington County Senior Center. Brenham's First Baptist Church Pastor, Ross Shelton, gave the invocation and the children of Charles Covin, Minister of Brenham's First Baptist Church, sang a medley of patriotic songs before we journeyed outside for the planting of a live oak tree.
Patsy Hermann gave a short talk about Arbor Day and President, Linda Blum, thanked the staff from the Senior Center for welcoming us to the new facility.
After the planting of the tree, garden club members (16 in attendance) were given a tour around the beautiful new senior center.
Planting the Methley Plum tree at the Washington County Senior Center.
ARBOR DAY 2015
Sherry Barkman was the chairman for Arbor Day this year and did an outstanding job on the program. Below is her report:
"On Monday, April 20th, a 10 foot live oak tree was planted at Alton Elementary School to celebrate Arbor Day. Five classes of second graders, along with their principal and assistant principal, participated in the program. Also in attendance were the mayor of Brenham, Pastor Kay Reed from the First United Methodist Church and 12 members of the Bluebonnet Garden Club.
Pastor Reed began the program with an invocation and then shared with the children her experience of growing up in Earth, Texas. This was most appropriate as this celebration was two days prior to Earth Day. The children were intrigued to know that there was an Earth, Texas, and planned to look it up on a map!
Two students led the group in the pledges to the U.S. and the Texas flags. Next were a few comments from Alton's principal, Michael Ogg, and a thank you to the Bluebonnet Garden Club for choosing Alton as the recipient of the beautiful live oak tree.
Brenham's Mayor, the Honorable Milton Tate, came with greetings from the City of Brenham and a proclamation declaring April 17, 2015 (the original date planned before inclement weather) to be Arbor Day in Brenham.
Next, Arbor Day committee member, Judy Pendergrass, spoke to the audience about the origin of Arbor Day and why we celebrate it. Sherry Barkman, committee chairwoman, served as moderator during the ceremony.
In conclusion, all present, gathered around the new tree for a photo for the local newspaper.