Fredericktown FFA advisor Deb Burden (far left) details the reasoning behind the annual Arbor Day tree planting celebration to her student representatives, as the group helped Village Service Department workers plant oak and maple trees along Bollinger Drive on Friday, April 28, 2017. From left are FFA members Max Frazier, Dalton Canter, Holly McClay, Jessica Small, Raven Garretson, Ryan Matthews, Susan Hoefick, Whittney Barnes, Courtney Ballinger, Caity Gaddis, and Kendra Denton. Including 2017, Fredericktown has earned Tree City USA status for 30 years in a row.
Fredericktown FFA members watch and assist Village Service Department workers finish securing one of the 29 total oak and maple trees planted within the Village, split between Bollinger Drive (pictured here) and the greenspace along North Main Street, where the railroad once lay. The trees were planted as part of the annual Arbor Day celebration on Friday, April 28, 2017.
Fredericktown FFA members Holly McClay (left) and Jessica Small (right) proudly display a donation of $2,500 to the Fredericktown FFA Program, made possible by local farmers through the America’s Farmers Grow Communities initiative, sponsored by Monsanto. McClay and Small joined their fellow FFA membership as the group helped Village Service Department workers plant trees along Bollinger Drive, as part of the annual Arbor Day event on Friday, April 28, 2017. Twenty-nine trees in total were planted, acquired as part of a fifty-tree trade with Acorn Nurseries for one acre of unused land the Village once owned, adjacent to Acorn Nursries on Sparta Road. The trees were planted on the newly created greenspace on North Main Street, once a railroad yard, and on Bollinger Drive in Fredericktown. The Village of Fredericktown has received Tree City USA status for the thirtieth consecutive year.