May 6, 2011
Legislator Denise Ford along with Long Beach City Manager Charles Theofan celebrated Arbor Day by planting another Aristocrat Pear Tree funded by a community revitalization grant from Nassau County Legislator Ford. Helping them this year on Laurelton Blvd. was Club Scout Troop Den 6 & 7 of Pack 51, led by Robert Cody, who donated Kwanzan Cherry Trees. Mr. & Mrs. Joel Grifenberger from Valley Tree & Landscaping taught the boys hands on the proper way of planting the trees, so they can receive their Webles Forest Badges. “What a great time we had with the cub scouts, I would love Long Beach to be Tree City USA!” said Leg. Ford.
Pictured with the Cub Scouts are Legislator Ford, City Manager Charles Theofan in the back row along with Steve Botwinoff, Mr. and Mrs. Grifenberger, Den Leader Rob Cody, parents Michael Carr, Barbara McCormack-Carr, & Yen Mandell