Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Marquand Park
Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Marquand Park - 1:00 to 3:00 pm on April 27th, 2014, Rain or Shine!
Noon: Optional tour of the Park by Roland Machold
1:30 pm: Remarks by Pamela Machold, Chair of the Marquand Park Foundation. She will introduce Greg O'Neil, Town Arborist, the Foundations two partners, Morven and Blue Ridge Mountain Sports, and representatives of the American Chestnut Tree Foundation.
Mayor Lempert will present a proclamation. Representatives of the American Chestnut Tree Foundation will describe their efforts to reintroduce a new blight resistant hybrid American Chestnut tree.
2:00 pm: Planting of three new hybrid American chestnut trees.
2:30 pm: "Find a Tree" treasure hunt, for kids and those who are still kids at heart. Marquand Park pins as prizes for everyone.
A tent, chairs and light refreshments will be provided.
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