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Posted on: October 19, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Bring the Family Out for Arbor Day on Oct. 26

Come celebrate Arbor Day on Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at Bethany Lakes Park, 745 S. Allen Heights Dr. The official ceremony and tree dedication begins at 10 a.m.

Hosted by Allen Parks and Recreation and sponsored by Keep Allen Beautiful, the Allen Garden Club and Montgomery Farm Gardens, Arbor Day includes planting trees at the park along with a variety of eco-friendly activities, music, and more.

Special activities include tree and plant related demonstrations by certified arborists, face painting and eco-crafts, an appearance by Oaky the Talking Tree, tree sapling giveaways, and Natural Wonders Exhibit. The Allen Community Band will perform the National Anthem and other musical selections. Trees can be purchased through the Trees for Allen program at this event as well.

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