Saturday, March 23, 2002

Warren County

Village gets 5th Tree City award

        Arbor Day — April 26 — is a yearly holiday in Waynesville. This week, the Warren County village received its fifth Tree City USA Award in five years from the National Arbor Day Foundation.

        In addition, the community received a Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating progress in its forestry program in the areas of youth education, new projects and disaster planning.

        The Growth Award recognizes environmental improvement and higher levels of tree care in Tree City USA communities.

        To qualify, a community must have a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program and an Arbor Day observance.

        Tree Board member Cameron Daniels recently went to the local schools to discuss the “Growing Together” program. Tree seeds, soil and planting containers have been delivered to teachers, who will help promote planting.

        In 2003, the village hopes to secure a grant from the National Tree Trust's community planting program. The Tree Board seeks 300 tree seedlings — 100 tulip poplar, 100 burr oak and 100 sweet gum.

        JACKSON TOWNSHIP Clermont County has opened its sixth recycling drop-off site, the Jackson Township Hall, at 3263 U.S. 50.

        Open 24 hours, it will accept all recyclable materials.

        Other sites are in Williamsburg, New Richmond, Felicity, Bethel and Batavia.

        MASON — The Shelley Marshall Memorial Walk will start at 8 a.m. April 20 at Mason Middle School, 707 S. Mason-Montgomery Road.

        The 2.8-mile walk, named for the late Mason counselor, will begin and end in the school parking lot.

        Cost: $10, adults, high school age and older ($12 with a T-shirt); $5, kids, ($7 with shirt).

        Information: 398-5025, extension 42030

        WEST CHESTER — The Kiwanis Club of Lakota-West Chester will serve pancakes at the Black Forest Restaurant from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 6 to raise money for four scholarships of $750 each and other community projects.

        The group will offer all the pancakes you can eat for $4 for adults and $3 for kids, 4-12. The restaurant is at 8675 U.S. 42.

        This will be the 27th annual Pancake Day.

        HAMILTON — And ... more pancakes!

        The 48th Annual Anthony P. Cecere Memorial Pancake Day will be from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13 at Pierce School, 2890 Freeman Ave.

        Donation, $4 for adults. Kids six and younger admitted free.

        Information: Jane Johnson, 863-8210.

        Randy McNutt's community column appears on Saturday. Contact him at The Enquirer, 7700 Service Center Dr., West Chester, OH 45069. Telephone: 755-4158. Fax: 755-4150.



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