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The City of Nappanee Tree Board celebrated National Arbor Day April 25 with Nappanee Elementary third-graders. Park Superintendent and Tree Board Member Donny Aleo gave a presentation to the students about what Arbor Day means and the importance of trees. Students also participated in an essay contest. Three winners were selected and read their essays to the group. The winners were: first place, Landon Weldy; second place, Elle Roberts; third place, Katie Helmuth. Aleo and Park Foreman Mark Ingle then planted a tulip poplar tree at the school as the children watched and asked questions. Pictured (L to R) are, front row: Katie Helmuth, Landon Weldy, Elle Roberts; back row: Aleo and Ingle.