Roselle Park To Celebrate Arbor Day On April 27th

Roselle Park’s 14th Annual Arbor Day celebration will be on Friday, April 27th at 1:30 p.m. in front of the Roselle Park Middle School (RPMS).

The day will be commemorated with a donation of a Sargent Cherry tree to provide shade, beauty, and environmental balance to for years to come.

Mayor Carl Hokanson along with borough council and School Superintendent Pedro Garrido will join RPMS students will be on-hand to plant the tree with a short ceremony in front of the school.

To further celebrate Arbor Day, 100 seedlings obtained by the municipality through the New Jersey Forest Service’s Community Forestry Program will be distributed to students at the closing of the ceremony.

A mayoral proclamation will be presented to the Department of Public Works (DPW) in honor of the occasion.

The governing body invites everyone to join this celebration of the beauty of nature.

National Arbor Day is celebrated every year on the last Friday in April. Originally started in Nebraska by J. Sterling Morton in 1872, with its inaugural date of April 10th, the 146-year-old tradition began in schools throughout the nation in 1882.

In order to participate, sponsor, or for more information, please call Casano Community Center Director Rupen Shah at (908) 245-0666.

The Roselle Park Middle School is located at 57 West Grant Avenue.