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Wayne Post
  • Garden Club celebrates Arbor Day

  • On Arbor Day, Friday, April 26, the Newark Garden Club, with the assistance of Jeff DeCann and Brad DeVelder from the Village of Newark Operations Center, planted a “Florida” flowering pink dogwood tree in Perkins Park. This tree will grow to 25 feet having pink flowers with white accents in the spring and red fall foliage.

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  • On Arbor Day, Friday, April 26, the Newark Garden Club, with the assistance of Jeff DeCann and Brad DeVelder from the Village of Newark Operations Center, planted a “Florida” flowering pink dogwood tree in Perkins Park. This tree will grow to 25 feet having pink flowers with white accents in the spring and red fall foliage.
     
    Newark Garden Club has a rich history. It was begun in 1927 by Newark Park Commissioner, T. Spencer Knight, who was concerned about the condition and appearance of trees in village parks. Since 1970, and annually since 1990, the Newark Garden Club has planted trees throughout Newark – at the schools, in Central Park, in Monje Park, Hallagan Park, and Elliott Park, at the Wayne County Nursing Home, and in the Club’s Memorial Garden. They have donated Maples and American Elms, flowering crabapples, lilacs, White Dogwoods, Mountain Ash, Service Perry, Red Bud, Shadblow “Autumn Brilliance” and pink Dogwoods. In 1933 the Newark Garden Club became a member of the Seventh District Garden Clubs of New York State and affiliated with the State Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. and the National Garden Club.
     
    New members are encouraged to join and help in the club’s efforts to beautify the village of Newark. For more information, contact President Shirley Stowell, 331-8535.
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