Cerbat Garden Club: On April 25, Cerbat Garden Club and the city of Kingman Clean City Commission hosted the annual Arbor Day Celebration and Tree-Planting at Monsoon Park. In spite of wet and windy conditions, almost 80 students and their families gathered to recognize this year's Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners and hear Vice Mayor Mark Wimpee read the Arbor Day proclamation. Kingman Area Master Gardeners demonstrated the proper way to plant a tree, after which those in attendance planted more trees in the park. More than 290 fifth-grade students from area schools submitted posters with this year's Arbor Day theme, "Trees are Terrific in Cities and Towns!" Cerbat Garden Club presented each student artist with a Hackberry tree sapling to take home, plant and grow. The Clean City Commission purchased the eight Fan-Tex Ash trees that were planted in the park. Local businesses and sponsors who furnished supplies and/or donated funds for Arbor Day include: Absolute Smiles Dentistry, Monica Busch Investments, Cascade Tissue, Cornerstone Podiatry, Desert Sage Nursery, Desert Thunder Motorsports, First Generation Builders, Shay Givens - Century 21, GoGoSqueeze Fruit Snacks, The Gun Shop, Hot Rod Café, Kingman Animal Hospital and Taco Bell/Desert de Oro Foods.
2015 Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners
Black Mountain School: first place, Phoebe McCarter, third place, Aryann Winders. Cerbat Elementary: first place Edgar Alvirez, second place, Dominic Concepcion, third place, Eryn Burgess. Desert Willow: first place, Kayla Raiders-Asperen, second place, Cora Jones, third place - tie, Kaia McElhaney and Correa Arellano. Emmanuel Christian Academy: first place, Laura Allen. Hualapai Elementary: first place and grand prize winner, Rachel Strong, second place, Julia Hodges, third place - tie, Aryana Lent. KAOL - Intermediate School: first place, Ameythist Stewart, second place - tie, Jaxn Carlisle and Maliah Gardner, third place, Kamiree Longmire. Manzanita School: first place, Patrice Ortega, second place, Arleen Gil, third place - tie, Hanna Padgett and Morgan Kitchen. Mt. Tipton School: first place, Angela Bernal, second place, Krispin Stewart, third place, Haylee Barker. (Note: Some winners were not named because parental consent was not given.)