Poster design

Newtown Borough announces plans for Arbor Day poster design competition

NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> The Newtown Borough Recreation Board is delighted to announce that after a two-year hiatus, it will once again host the town’s annual Arbor Day celebration on Friday, April 22 at the Memorial Park in Constable Brian S. Gregg. The rainy date is Monday, May 9.

The family and educational event includes music from ECO Man, tree planting, environmental education stations, nature crafts and yoga. Students from Goodnoe Elementary School will be present. And local residents are also encouraged to attend.

Next to the Tree City USA banner are, from left, Newtown Borough Councilor Tara Grunde-McLaughlin, Charles Swartz, Nicole Rodowicz and State Rep. Perry Warren.

First and fifth graders from Goodnoe Elementary will participate in Newtown’s annual Arbor Day poster design contest. Students are invited to design a poster illustrating the importance of trees in our world and what Arbor Day means to them. The result of the challenge is a beautiful collection of children’s artwork that will be displayed at the park during the Newtown Arbor Day celebration.

This is a unique event that brings together local elementary school students and borough residents to recognize the importance of trees and celebrate Newtown’s designation as a City of Trees. The event aims to celebrate the wonders of nature and inspire children to become actively involved in protecting the environment.

By participating in the event and creating their posters, children have the opportunity to express not only their knowledge and feelings about trees, but also their concerns for the future of the planet. Trees and the environment are a subject that children understand and value.

Children at Goodnoe Elementary decorate bags during an Arbor Day celebration.

Winning posters will be announced in mid-April and will be displayed in Newtown area storefronts and at Goodnoe Elementary School. The event is sponsored by First National Bank of Bucks County, Newtown Rotary Club, 3D Printing and Copy Center and Shady Brook Farms.