Rain could not stop the enthusiastic group of fourth-graders from Big Creek Elementary School in Middleburg Heights, Ohio from planting a Gingko tree at the entrance of their school. Along with Mayor Gary W. Starr and several City Councilmen including Bill Meany, John Grech and Mike Ference the fourth graders gladly stood on the soggy ground for the Arbor Day Ceremony.


This is the 33rd year that the city of Middleburg Heights has planted a tree on this very special and nationally recognized “Arbor Day.”

Mayor Starr and all City Council members, including those who could not attend, were happy to acknowledge and commend the students with a proclamation. All of the students involved belong to the K-Kids Club which is a service club that helps local residence and is sponsored by the local Kiwanis Club.

The Service Department and Middleburg Heights Arborist, Rich Bunce, assisted in the planting of the Gingko tree.

After the tree was planted the entire group went inside the school to listen to the students read a few poems about trees.