On Earth Day, Bellefontaine Rotary Club members answered the call of Rotary International President Ian H.S. Riseley to make a difference for the environment.
Several Rotarians gathered to plant six red oak trees in the new Bellefontaine Rotary Grove area of Rutan Park.
Bellefontaine Rotary Club President Sally Stolly said the effort was a collaboration with the city of Bellefontaine Parks and Recreation Department. “As a club, we raised the money for the trees and sign by holding a 50/50 drawing every meeting for the past few months. We are proud of this contribution to an area of the park that needs beautification.”
At the beginning of his term last summer, Riseley called upon each club to plant trees in the name of Rotary by Earth Day of this year. He issued a statement saying,
“The environment is a physical reality that underpins every area of Rotary’s work, and we ignore its health at our peril.”
Rotary Grove is situated in the northwest corner of Rutan Park near the near shelter house.
Submitted by the Bellefontaine Rotary Club.