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New Hope tree planting commemorates Arbor Day


An Arbor Day Celebration at the Parry Mansion Museum in New Hope took place April 22.

The New Hope Historical Society and The New Hope Shade Tree Commission celebrated Arbor Day with the planting of new trees, live music, face painting for children, a lecture and more.

Photographs by Gordon Nieburg

1. Mary Miller and Gloria Broeker, chair, New Hope Shade Tree Commission.

3. Gloria Broeker, Anita Maximo, Frank DeLuca, Krayl Funch, members of the Shade Tree Commission, with a Kentucky yellowwood seedling, one of four trees planted around the Parry Mansion.

4. Betsy Falconi, Anita Maximo, Krayl Funch, Frank DeLuca, with Betty White the chicken; Gloria Broeker and Michael Ginder, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve.

5. Frank Policare, president of New Hope Historical Society (NHHS); Cindy Hall, executive director of NHHS; and New Hope Mayor Larry Keller.

6. Emma Lencioni, 6 ½, gets her face painted by Cas Schoeller.

7. Betsy Falconi and Michael Ginder of Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve.

9. Betsy Falconi, winner of the ticket drawing, with her prize.

10. Local visitors attend the Arbor Day Celebration.

11. Monique Purcell with Ava.

12. Barry Peterson provides music for the occasion.