TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Governor Sam Brownback will mark Arbor Day at the Statehouse at 9:30 a.m. with the Kansas Arborist Association, Kansas Forest Service and a state poster contest winner. They will share a photo op and proclamation signing on the 2nd floor of the Capitol Building.
After the signing, the Governor will head outside to the south steps of the Statehouse to plant a Black Gum Tree.
The City of Topeka's Forestry Division will be participating in the National Arbor Day Celebration at the State Capitol.
The Fidelity Banks will provide the public free Dogwood seedling trees Friday and Saturday, while supplies last, in observance of Arbor Day. Fidelity gave the free Dogwood tree seedlings to all area fourth graders in the private and public schools April 24-27.
After the devastating tornado in Topeka in 1966, Fidelity State Bank & Trust Company has been giving away trees, with over 134,500 trees having gone to the public for overall enhancement and beautification of the city of Topeka.
A tree planting ceremony was planned for Friday at 4:00 p.m. at North Fairview Elementary School, 1941 NE 29th St., Topeka. Cub Scouts from Pack 103 will help with the planting.
Fidelity State Bank & Trust Company Locations:
6th & Kansas Avenue
5926 SW 21st Street
Huntoon & Gage
29th & Gage