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Marion Center students mark Arbor Day

by on April 26, 2014 10:54 AM

Forty-one students from the Marion Center Area School District celebrated Arbor Day Friday by participating in a tree-planting project on State Game Lands 174 near Glen Campbell.

The students planted 3,000 evergreen and hardwood seedlings, 100 apple trees and a dozen American chestnuts. The project was a team effort by several agencies and groups.

The students were from high school science teacher Tom Betts’ wildlife ecology classes and the district’s Enviroquest teams sponsored by Betts, high school teacher Howard Cattau and elementary teacher Max Falisec.

Seniors, from left, Hannah Fulton, Reed Hertzler and Jakeb Rising planted one of the back-crossed American chestnut trees.

Chief Photographer Tom Peel has been photographing events in the county since 1966. He started with the Gazette while in high school and then came on board full-time in 1969. So if you do something good, bad or just interesting, he will most likely be there to take your picture. Tom can be reached at or 724-465-5555 ext. 275.
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