Photo: Arbor Day Planning
Since receiving a grant from the Arizona Department of Forestry, members of Cerbat Garden Club have been busy working in the classrooms of community schools. During the month of January, members presented lessons to fifth-grade students in six schools and shared Arbor Day Poster Contest rules with students and teachers. Almost 300 posters were submitted for the contest. Pictured in the above photo, CGC judges review and select winning posters for the 2009 Arbor Day contest, with the theme "Trees are Terrific in Cities and Towns." On March 28, at the community Arbor Day Celebration, poster contest winners will be announced, students will receive cash prizes and 10 trees will be planted along a recently opened underpass area of Kingman. Cerbat GC members will also plant a tree at Cerbat Elementary School, which had the largest percentage of participation in the contest and at Manzanita Elementary School, home school of the student who created the local grand prize poster. Each student who submitted a poster for the contest will receive a Hackberry tree sapling from Cerbat Garden Club, along with instructions on planting and caring for the tree. The garden club hopes to make the poster contest and distribution and planting of tree saplings an annual event in the Kingman area.