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Antioch Celebrated Arbor Day at Mira Vista Park

Antioch celebrated Arbor Day at Mira Vista Park this year.  The tree-planting holiday, which originated in 1874, is held on the last Friday in April.  Members of the Riverview Garden Club, Boy Scout Troop 247, the City of Antioch Public Works Department, and local residents joined together to commemorate the holiday and plant a tree.  After the new tree was planted, the group enjoyed a picnic in the park.  Antioch has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA Community for the past twelve years.  Cities receiving this designation have demonstrated a commitment to caring for and managing public trees.

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The Riverview Garden Club welcomes new members at its meetings at the Antioch Library at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month.  Boy Scout Troop 247 meets on Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 403 W 6th St.  In addition to planting trees, the Scouts go on hikes and camping trips, and learn about first-aid, cooking,  cycling, personal fitness, boating, and more.  Drop by a meeting to learn more about Scouting in Antioch.

Mark your calendars! Antioch Riverview Garden Club is hosting its annual plant sale on Saturday May 19th. You will find a variety of plants propagated by members of Riverview Garden Club, as well as gently used garden books, tools, pots etc. Come and meet them! You can find more information on the Garden Club Plant Sale here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1653185744796513/

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