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Loudonville to play host to regional Tree City USA event

By JIM BREWER Published: April 11, 2017 4:00 AM

Partly in commemoration of the 27th year it has achieved the designation, the Village of Loudonville will play host to Tree City USA programs for Ohio Forestry Region 6 on Tuesday, April 25 starting at 8 a.m. in the Ohio Theatre.

The event will be conducted in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry's Urban Forestry program.

Programming starts at 9 a.m. with remarks by Mayor Steve Stricklen in introduction of Loudonville Tree Commission members, maintenance department, council members, representatives of the Division of Forestry and other guests.

This will be followed by a video, developed by Ken Libben, curator of the Cleo Redd Fisher Museum of the Mohican Historical Society in Loudonville, remarks by Chad Sanders, manager of the Mohican-Memorial State Forest, a showing of the film "Mohican: The Long View," and awards to student poster contests.

Guests will then walk to nearby Central Park for a planting ceremony led by Tree Commission Chairman Greg Stamen. Following lunch at American Legion Post 257 in Loudonville, Lola Lewis, Region 6 urban forester, will present Tree City USA awards to qualifying communities in Region 6, and door prizes.

Following the presentations, guests are invited to visit the Cleo Redd Fisher Museum and the Leg Cabin in Central Park. Both will be open until 4 p.m.


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