Written by Staff
By Will Jukes
Main Street and nearby Irving Heritage Park were full of activity as people celebrated Spring Extravaganza on April 27. The day’s event featured a Main Street market, where local merchants and vendors were allowed to set up shop on the sidewalk, an Arbor Day celebration in Irving Heritage Park, and a live concert by Vocal Trash, an advocacy group that promotes recycling through music and dance.
The Arbor Day celebration educated citizens about the positive benefits trees bring to urban settings, as well as the proper care and maintenance of trees.
“This is actually our fourth year to be recognized as a Tree City USA recipient,” said Mike Griffith, parks superintendent and city arborist. “We want to celebrate trees, the value of trees, and we want to teach our citizens how to take care of them.”