Archive for Thursday, May 19, 2011

Letter: DRE’s Arbor Day participation

May 19, 2011

To the editor:

Betty Rehm, a passionate member of Bonner Beautiful, contacted Mayor Joe Reardon of Kansas City, Kan., and convinced him to donate a tree to plant at Delaware Ridge Elementary School. Because DRE is located in Kansas City, Kan., but is a part of the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville School District, getting donated trees for Arbor Day can get a little complicated. Betty was relentless in her effort to include DRE in the annual tradition.

On April 29, the members of Bonner Beautiful planted a tree in the DRE front yard. All of the wonderful members of Bonner Beautiful, Bonner Springs Mayor Clausie Smith and Edwardsville Mayor John “Tiny” McTaggart were so kind and generous to think of our school on Arbor Day and to present such a lovely gift to our school.

Cindy Kapeller

Delaware Ridge Elementary School principal

Kansas City, Kan.

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