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Arbor Day Tree Sale Raises Funds for Parks Programming

Posted by thowens on May 3, 2018

This year’s Arbor Day Tree Sale was a huge success. As one of the Parks Department’s primary fundraisers, the tree sale raised money to support Auburn Parks programming, such as annual spring break and summer workshops, as well as the Halloween and Christmas Walks.

“There was a great showing of community support for this year’s Arbor Day Tree Sale,” says Andy Brandon, Recreation Coordinator. “From our sponsors to our hardworking volunteers to those who purchased trees to put into the environment—everyone showed support for the Parks Department and what we strive to offer Auburn.”

Special thanks to Arbor Day Tree Sale sponsors:

  • Ace Hardware
  • Advanced Tree Technology
  • Jeremiah’s Coffee House
  • Hoham Feed & Seed
  • Kroger
  • Pizza Hut
  • Smit-T’s
  • The Home Depot
  • Walmart
  • Woody Warehouse Nursery, Inc.

The Parks Department also extends thanks to Tara Benbow for donating painting supplies and teaching the watercolor painting class to children.

Become a Parks Volunteer

The Parks Department is excited to have a growing base of volunteers—including an employee group from Nucor Building Systems. They were instrumental in helping run the two-day sale. If you are interested in becoming a Parks volunteer, join the Auburn Parks & Recreation Volunteers Facebook page.

Looking Ahead

The Parks Department will be surveying residents in advance of next year’s tree sale. They plan to identify new trees people are interested in purchasing. Additionally, Parks is investigating pre-sale options.

“We look forward to growing the program—expanding both our tree selection, as well as the activities that are offering during the sale,” Brandon says. “We had a watercolor class for kids this year that was well-attended. We hope to offer more next year.”

 

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