Mayor reads Diane’s book to Michigan grammar school
From the Montcalm County and Ionia County Daily News:
IONIA, MICHIGAN — To commemorate Arbor Day, fifth graders at Jefferson Elementary School in Ionia participated in a hands-on demonstration of a tree planting, received a special proclamation from the city and had an extensive question and answer session with the mayor on Friday afternoon. Ionia fifth graders triumphantly plopped the ivory silk lilac tree into the ground where, with proper care, it should thrive for decades.
After the tree planting ceremony Mayor Daniel Balice read Diane Muldrow’s award-winning book We Planted a Tree to the students, followed by an “ask me anything” session.
“Planting trees is not only beautiful, but it’s good for the environment,” said Ionia Mayor Daniel Balice. “It helps with providing shade and it certainly is an important part of the beautification of streets and buildings. We want them to know that replenishing our tree stock as they inevitably get old and get sick — and sometimes we have to cut them down — is an important part of our stewardship for the world.”
Walk and read excerpts from “Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book” by Diane Muldrow on the Kendallville Public Library’s Adventure Walk in November.
Filled with humorous, practical tips for getting the most out of life, this Little Golden Book “guide to life” is the perfect keepsake gift to celebrate birthdays and other new beginnings and milestones for readers of any age. The Adventure Walk in Rome City consists of nine stations that start at Grant Park and continue along a walkway to Kelly Park.
In Kendallville, the walk of 18 stations starts at the front of the Kendallville Public Library and then continues in a loop around the library through the west side of Bixler Lake Park.