Pictured, Haley May (center) stands with Parks and Tree Advisory Board Member Riley Newman, Mayor Richard Zettervall and her sister Courtney May after she is awarded one of the winners of the fourth grade drawing contest. Photo provided/Martha McReynolds Jr.


he City of Creswell held its ninth annual Arbor Day celebration and its 10th year as a Tree City last week, drawing a crowd of about 85 people to plant a tree, chow down and enjoy the sunshine at the Cobalt Activity Center.
Pictured, Haley May (center) stands with Parks and Tree Advisory Board Member Riley Newman, Mayor Richard Zettervall and her sister Courtney May after she is awarded one of the winners of the fourth grade drawing contest.
May won alongside Jaxon Pelham, Brock Cranmer, Paige Cranmer and Chrissy Rickey; she said that she was ”really happy that I got to win. I've never won anything before.”
The event included free tree giveaways, a visit from the Sanipac Duck Truck and kids' activities. Attendee received an ”Every Kid in a Park” pass, which allows them and their entire family entry into any federal lands or waters.
At the event, Mayor Richard Zettervall read an Arbor Day Proclamation, and urged all citizens to celebrate Arbor Day by ”planting trees and gladdening hearts.”