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Due to Weather Forecast, Arbor Day Celebration Location Changed

The 119th anniversary of the first Arbor Day in Virginia will be celebrated at the Falls Church Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 16, at 3 p.m. The event was planned to be held at Frady Park, but because of forecasts for heavy rain and wind tomorrow, the celebration will take place in the Community Center.

The 119th anniversary of the first Arbor Day in Virginia will be celebrated at the Falls Church Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 16, at 3 p.m. The event was planned to be held at Frady Park, but because of forecasts for heavy rain and wind tomorrow, the celebration will take place in the Community Center.

The program will include a recollection of the 1892 Arbor Day, and a performance by the award-winning Fairfax Jubli-Aires, an a cappella male chorus. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The City of Falls Church has been designed “Tree City USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation in part because of its emphasis on maintaining a tree canopy, and a program which supports tree planting in public. The City stays committed to its tree replacement program even during challenging budget times with the citizen volunteer-based Neighborhood Tree Program.

Falls Church held the first Arbor Day in Virginia in 1892 after a tornado destroyed a large swath of trees. The Falls Church Village Preservation and Improvement Society in cooperation with the City, and the Victorian Society at Falls Church, continue to host the annual celebration of green.

 

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