Arbor Day events slated for Saturday
By John Faucher
Village officials will dedicate a new canoe and kayak launch at Black Otter County Park on Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m.
The new launch is handicap accessible and one of the first of its kind in the area.
Black Otter Lake District President, Matthew Schroeder, said they are looking forward to Saturday’s dedication.
“It has been a longtime project that we are excited to present for residents and visitors of our beautiful waterway,” said Schroeder.
The dedication will take place on the water’s edge in Black Otter County Park, located directly west of Alonzo Park.
The dedication will be part of the village’s Arbor Day celebration at the park pavilion from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Activities begin with a Tree City USA and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources presentation, followed by a spaded tree planting demonstration at 10:30 a.m. Modern Woodman and Wolfrath’s Nursery will hold also be conducting hands on planting demonstrations in the park throughout the day.
Food and refreshments will be available. Friends of the Hortonville Library will be holding a Mother’s Day hanging basket sale in partnership with Foxglove Farms Greenhouse. The friends of the library will also sponsor a book walk along the park path.
“The Tree Huggers” band will perform at the south end of the pavilion.
Art vendors will be show casing repurposed art and a photo contest. articipants were asked to submit their favorite tree photos to Lu Visocky at the Hortonville Library by May 1.
Area Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts will be participating in the day’s activities.