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Poster Contest 2013

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Arbor Day celebrates one of our most valuable natural resources...trees! Since 1872, people across the country have set aside the last Friday of April for planting new trees, and caring for and appreciating the trees growing around us.

This year, our committee is organizing our 3rd annual poster contest for grades 4 - 6. Last year, we received 94 entries from all 4 elementary schools. In 2012, we received 88 entries. Winners were announced at the Northampton Cooperative Bank on May 2nd 2013. All posters were exhibited at the Amherst Sustainability Festival.  Prizes were sponsored by The Garden Club of Amherst, Wheatberry, Henion Bakery, Amherst Nurseries, Bart's Ice cream, Cowls Building Supply, Cinemark, Amherst Books, Hitchcock Center, Captain Candy, The Goat Girls Brush Clearing and Toy Box.  In 2012, posters were displayed at the Jones Library and at the Freedom Trails gallery.

Arbor Day Winners Artwork 2012

To get involved in this year's contest, or for copies of last year's artwork calendar, please contact Nancy Higgins.