clear
Sunday May 1st, 2016 5:18PM

Arbor Day art, essay contest winners announced

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - Gainesville's annual Arbor Day Celebration is Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m. at the Frances Meadows Center.

The event is open to the public and is sponsored by the Hall County Master Gardeners, Keep Hall Beautiful and Georgia Power. Festivities include student contest recognition and a joint city/county proclamation with Tree City USA recognition.

In the meantime, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee and the Georgia Forestry Commission Friday announced the winners of the 2013 Arbor Day Student Art and Essay Contest. Winners were from Enota Elementary School. There were more than 100 entries in the art category.

Art contest for third graders
Topic: "I Speak for the Trees"
1st place: Prudence Matthews
Runner Ups: Tennent Slack and Mary Griffin Romberg

Essay contest for fifth graders
1st place: Oscar Salazar
Runner ups: Bella Scarlett and Bailey Morris
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia
After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.
7:04PM ( 2 years ago )
Sex offender held in Hall County for failing to register
A 47-year-old man was booked into the Hall County Jail Tuesday, being held without bond for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender, his second such arrest.
6:09PM ( 2 years ago )
Pharmacy robberies may involve same suspect
Oakwood Police Tuesday afternoon released details in a pharmacy robbery they're investigating, similar to one that happened in the Hall County Tuesday morning.
5:46PM ( 2 years ago )
Local/State News
Hall County Library to host a free genealogy course
If you've always wanted to research the roots - and branches - of your family tree, the Hall County Library System is hosting and introduction to genealogy event Monday evening at the Main Branch in downtown Gainesville.
5:00PM ( 18 minutes ago )
Brenau, University of North Georgia graduation set for next weekend
The spring graduation season kicks off next weekend in Gainesville and Dahlonega as both Brenau University and the University of North Georgia hold commencement exercises.
3:00PM ( 2 hours ago )
Sawnee EMC unveils new rebate for customers with 'smart' thermostats
Sawnee EMC has a new incentive program specifically designed for its members who have an internet-connected HVAC thermostat, commonly referred to as a “smart” thermostat.
By AccessWDUN staff
1:45PM ( 3 hours ago )
Utility workers take pride in move-over law
An official with Sawnee EMC said utility workers took a sense of pride with Governor Nathan Deal's signature of the so-called move over for linemen legislation.
By Derreck Booth
11:41AM ( 5 hours ago )
Attorney general plugs campaign to uncover child sex abusers
Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens is promoting a new statewide campaign to "unmask" those who seek children for sex
10:27AM ( 6 hours ago )