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The Suburbanite
  • Jackson students grow appreciation for Arbor Day

  • The Jackson Lions Club recognized Arbor Day this year by donating 403 seedling spruce trees to all fourth-graders at Jackson Local Schools. This is the second year the Jackson Lions delivered the trees to students in the district.

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  • The Jackson Lions Club recognized Arbor Day this year by donating 403 seedling spruce trees to all fourth-graders at Jackson Local Schools. This is the second year the Jackson Lions delivered the trees to students in the district.
    “Last year the international president of the Lions Club set a goal for charter clubs to help distribute 1 million trees,” said Gary Wenning club member and first vice president. “By the end of the service year last year, Lions Clubs worldwide had distributed 15 million trees.  … The Jackson club decided to handout the trees again this year because of how well received the idea was last year.”
    Wenning said that parents, teachers, administrators and the kids seemed to enjoy the trees. He said many of the kids sent letters to the club telling of how much fun they had planting their tree with their family.
    Children in Deidre Disman’s and Tammy Oser’s fourth grade class at Sauder Elementary received trees. Both co-teach a classroom with 59 kids.
    “I know many of the kids from last year went home and planted their tree,” Disman said. “We’ve been talking about Arbor Day in the classroom along with the importance of planting trees and other types of plants and the importance of plant growth to the environment and this fits perfectly with that lesson.”
    “We appreciate the Jackson Lions Club donating the trees,” Oser said. “It’s all about community connections. We are project-based learning at Jackson and this type of community interaction is part of that learning model.”