Farmville Plans Arbor Day Events

Published 4:43 pm Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Recently Mayor Sydnor Newman signed the proclamation officially declaring Saturday, March 31 as Arbor Day for the Town of Farmville. The Town's Tree Board and the Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners will give away tree seedlings that day from 9 a.m. until noon in front of the garden center of Wal-Mart in Farmville. The town is also sponsoring a tree photo contest with entries being accepted through April 16. Go to the website,, for details. Pictured (left to right) with Mayor Newman (seated) are Gerald Spates (Town manager), Nan Colvin (Tree Board member), David Fowlkes (Town horticulturist), Patrick Murphy (Tree Board member and local forester), and Mike Lafoon (Tree Board member). Not present are Tree Board members Katie Register and Chris Rogers.

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