Overland Park celebrates Arbor Day this April

March 15, 2013 by  

The city Overland Park will be holding its annual observation of Arbor Day in just over a month’s time.

Arbor Day occurs every April 22 in the United States and communities celebrate nature and the environment each year in a variety of ways. In Overland Park, part of the celebration this year includes a poster contest for children from Kindergarten through Grade 4 who live in the city. The theme of this year’s poster is “Trees are Terrific … and Kansas Forests are too” Digital art is not accepted and the posters must not have anything glued to them. All posters must be submitted by April 1, and those who want to take it a step further could consider consulting a printing company for professional poster printing services.

In past years, the Arbor Day celebrations in Overland Park have been presented by the Parks and Forestry Division and the city. It has always included children’s programming and activities, a tree planting at City Hall, tree seedling giveaways, and information provided by environmental organizations and earth-friendly businesses. Many of the commercial companies will also probably be handing out promotional items during the day, and may be in consultation with some local brochure printers right now to keep a step ahead of the game.

The Arbor Day celebrations in Overland Park will take place at City Hall on April 26. For more information on the celebrations, and to find out what events are planned for this year, call 913-895-6000.