Proclamations Honor Lineman, Libraries and Tree Planters

NEBRASKA CITY – Nebraska City Mayor Bryan Bequette read proclamations Monday for electrical lineman, libraries and the 148th Arbor Day.

The mayor proclaimed April 8 as electric utility line workers day and April 7 to 13 as National Library week. He also recognized Nebraska City Utilities for earning the first place award in the American Public Power Association safety award.

He said Arbor Day started in 1872 with the planting of a million trees in Nebraska and is today observed throughout the nation and world. And credited trees for preventing erosion, cleaning the air, providing habitat and countless wood products.

Bequette: “Whereas, trees, wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and spiritual renewal.

I urge all citizens to plant trees to gladden the heart and promote the well-being of this and future generations.”

The city council also approved use of public grounds for Arbor Day activities.

The sunken parking lot will host the Keep Nebraska City Beautiful’s Arbor Day clean-up on April 23.

The Arbor Day 5K and 10 run is planned at the Old Stone Cabin April 27 at 8:30 a.m.

Central Avenue will be used form Sixth Street to Ninth Street for bed races.

Two trees will be planted in the bumpouts on Central Avenue for the Arbor Day tree planter and honorees.

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