Bayou Vista Garden Club observes Arbor Day

Bayou Vista Garden Club members, from left, Jo Ann Ryan, Darlene Aucoin, Jennie Aucoin, Donna Bucci and Janice Verret, planted three bald cypress trees at the Bayou Vista Community Center in observance of Arbor Day. The trees were donated by a Bayou Vista resident.
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Donna Richard, Bayou Vista Garden Club Arbor Day chairman, read “A Frightened Frog: An Environmental Tale,” to Kayla Perry’s pre-kindergarten class in observance of Arbor Day. Club members also in attendance, back row, were Donna Bucci, Jo Ann Ryan, Jennie Aucoin and Darlene Aucoin.

In observance of Arbor Day, Bayou Vista Garden Club donated two books to the Bayou Vista Elementary School library. From left are club members Darlene Aucoin, Donna Bucci and Donna Richard, school librarian Jamie Guidry, and club members Jennie Aucoin and Jo Ann Ryan (kneeling), along with students Ceasar Garcilazo, Santiago Corrales and Tania Casterjon.

In observance of Arbor Day, Bayou Vista Garden Club members planted three bald cypress trees at the Bayou Vista Community Center. The trees were donated by a Bayou Vista resident.
Louisiana designated bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) as its official state tree in 1963. Unlike most conifers, which are evergreens, the bald cypress is deciduous.
Club Arbor Day Chairman Donna Richard presented a program to Kayla Perry’s pre-kindergarten class at Bayou Vista Elementary School. She read the book titled, “A Frightened Frog: An Environmental Tale.” The book was written by Brenda Moore, Jean Ohlmann and the National Garden Club, and is illustrated by Emily Lackey. Richard also provided an activity handout for each student.
Also in observance of Arbor Day, Bayou Vista Garden Club donated, “The Frightened Frog” and “The Tree Farmer,” authored by Chuck Leavell and Nicholas Cravotta, and illustrated by Rebecca Bleau, to Bayou Vista Elementary School’s library.

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