Kaskaskia College is planning to host their sixth annual Arbor Day Celebration. Arbor Day will be celebrated at Kaskaskia College’s Vandalia Campus on Wednesday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m. George Bryant, Parks and Facilities Director for the City of Mount Vernon, IL will be the guest speaker for this event.
Arbor Day will be celebrated on the Kaskaskia College’s Main Campus in the Lifelong Learning Center on Friday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m. with Elizabeth Wahle, University of Illinois Extension Educator for Horticulture as the guest speaker.
In addition to the guest speakers, both celebrations will hold a Dedication Ceremony for a new tree planting and will be followed by a cookies and punch reception. In addition, a locator map will be provided for the main campus so visitors may enjoy a walking tour of the Kaskaskia College Arboretum.
Kaskaskia College and the Kaskaskia College Foundation launched its Arboretum project in 1991. Since then, over 280 trees have been planted. These trees offer a living tribute to individuals, institutions, and municipalities, as well as providing beauty to the KC Campus.
For more information, please call Suzanne Christ, Coordinator of Institutional Advancement Programs for Kaskaskia College, at 545-3069.