Friday, April 24, 2009

Arbor Day 2009 Photos

Members of NJ Youth Corps hold up signs noting the five annual Arbor Day celebrations.

This year's celebration is dedicated to the memory of Charles E. Billups for his service to the East Sixth Street Block Association.
Two specimen trees were named and Bryant Park received trees and a memorial bench.

Barbara Sandford, grande doyenne of beautification in Plainfield, attended.
Rebecca Billups wipes away a tear as Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs presents a proclamation honoring her late husband.
East Sixth Street Block Association vice president Clifford Jackson delivers a commentary on the leadership of Charles Billups.

Deborah Pearyer talks about Arbor Day and the involvement of her day care center next to Bryant Park.

Children of Toddlers Learning Center learn about Arbor Day.

Seniors attend the event.
After cutting the ribbon to a bench dedicated to her late husband, Rebecca Billups claims the first seat.
East Sixth Street Block Association President Anthony Howard joins Mrs. Billups on the memorial bench.
Members of the Billups family shovel mulch on a new tree at Bryant Park.
Students at Toddlers Learning Center add mulch to the new tree.
--Bernice Paglia


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