Lion’s Club donates trees to 4th graders
Arbor Day was Friday and 95 Marion County fourth graders rolled up their sleeves and planted a tree. The students will become members of Fourth Grade Foresters. Fourth Graders from Centre, Hillsboro, and Marion elementary schools will each receive a Norwegian spruce tree to plant and care for where they choose.
Centre fourth graders are choosing to plant trees in the new Tampa playground area. The two classes in Marion and Hillsboro have not decided on specific plans for the seedlings.
The trees were donated by both Hillsboro Lion’s Clubs. The donation is part of an initiative by the International Lion’s Club to plant 1 million trees. There have already been 6 million trees planted worldwide.
“The Lions Clubs have always worked to help kids become responsible citizens,” Hillsboro evening club President Sue Funk said. “This project also helps kids make a direct impact on the environment.”