PHS students plant trees at Stonecrest

Ralph B. Davisrdavis@civitasmedia.com

April 16, 2013

PRESTONSBURG — A couple dozen Prestonsburg High School students gathered at Stonecrest Friday morning to assist the city with its continuing efforts to be an official “Tree City.”

The group, composed of freshmen and seniors, planted white pines behind the Stonecrest Equestrian Center barn as part of the city’s annual Arbor Day celebration.

Deedra Brown, youth services center coordinator at the school, said the seniors selected for the day of work were chosen because they took part in the annual planting when they were freshmen. Likewise, she said this year’s freshmen participants will return when they are seniors, when they’ll have a chance not only to contribute further, but also to see the fruits of this year’s labor.

Once the planting was done, the group was repaid full bellies, as a cookout of hamburgers and hot dogs was served.

Mayor Jerry Fannin also presented the group with its own “Tree City U.S.A.” flag, to thank them for their efforts.