Mary Thomas Watts, right foreground, “plants” a symbolic cardboard Tulip Poplar Tree on Saturday as part of an Earth Day ceremony held by the Alliance for Compassion and Truth (ACT).

Mary Thomas Watts, right foreground, “plants” a symbolic cardboard Tulip Poplar Tree on Saturday as part of an Earth Day ceremony held by the Alliance for Compassion and Truth (ACT).


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Two symbolic cardboard trees were “planted” Saturday as part of an Earth Day ceremony held by the Alliance for Compassion and Truth (ACT). This fall, actual White Oak and Tulip Poplar Trees donated by ACT will be planted in the westside lawn of the Clinton County History Center in Wilmington. Fall is a better time of year to plant the trees, and in coming seasons they will enhance the townscape at that downtown location. There were a number of speakers, including Rick Stanforth, Elaine Silverstrim, Mary Thomas Watts, Clinton County Historical Society Board of Trustees President Suzanne Madison, and Historical Society Executive Director Shelby Boatman. Pictured are ACT members, the guest speakers, interested residents, and historical society representatives.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Mary Thomas Watts, at the podium, reads Joyce Kilmer’s 1913 poem “Trees” at the Saturday, May 1 event. In the background from left are Clinton County Historical Society Board of Trustees President Suzanne Madison, Historical Society Executive Director Shelby Boatman (partly hidden), and Chuck Watts.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Mary Thomas Watts, right foreground, “plants” a symbolic cardboard Tulip Poplar Tree on Saturday as part of an Earth Day ceremony held by the Alliance for Compassion and Truth (ACT).

Two symbolic cardboard trees were “planted” Saturday as part of an Earth Day ceremony held by the Alliance for Compassion and Truth (ACT). This fall, actual White Oak and Tulip Poplar Trees donated by ACT will be planted in the westside lawn of the Clinton County History Center in Wilmington. Fall is a better time of year to plant the trees, and in coming seasons they will enhance the townscape at that downtown location. There were a number of speakers, including Rick Stanforth, Elaine Silverstrim, Mary Thomas Watts, Clinton County Historical Society Board of Trustees President Suzanne Madison, and Historical Society Executive Director Shelby Boatman. Pictured are ACT members, the guest speakers, interested residents, and historical society representatives.

Mary Thomas Watts, at the podium, reads Joyce Kilmer’s 1913 poem “Trees” at the Saturday, May 1 event. In the background from left are Clinton County Historical Society Board of Trustees President Suzanne Madison, Historical Society Executive Director Shelby Boatman (partly hidden), and Chuck Watts.

Mary Thomas Watts, right foreground, “plants” a symbolic cardboard Tulip Poplar Tree on Saturday as part of an Earth Day ceremony held by the Alliance for Compassion and Truth (ACT).
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/05/web1_planting.jpgMary Thomas Watts, right foreground, “plants” a symbolic cardboard Tulip Poplar Tree on Saturday as part of an Earth Day ceremony held by the Alliance for Compassion and Truth (ACT). Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Two symbolic cardboard trees were “planted” Saturday as part of an Earth Day ceremony held by the Alliance for Compassion and Truth (ACT). This fall, actual White Oak and Tulip Poplar Trees donated by ACT will be planted in the westside lawn of the Clinton County History Center in Wilmington. Fall is a better time of year to plant the trees, and in coming seasons they will enhance the townscape at that downtown location. There were a number of speakers, including Rick Stanforth, Elaine Silverstrim, Mary Thomas Watts, Clinton County Historical Society Board of Trustees President Suzanne Madison, and Historical Society Executive Director Shelby Boatman. Pictured are ACT members, the guest speakers, interested residents, and historical society representatives.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/05/web1_group.jpgTwo symbolic cardboard trees were “planted” Saturday as part of an Earth Day ceremony held by the Alliance for Compassion and Truth (ACT). This fall, actual White Oak and Tulip Poplar Trees donated by ACT will be planted in the westside lawn of the Clinton County History Center in Wilmington. Fall is a better time of year to plant the trees, and in coming seasons they will enhance the townscape at that downtown location. There were a number of speakers, including Rick Stanforth, Elaine Silverstrim, Mary Thomas Watts, Clinton County Historical Society Board of Trustees President Suzanne Madison, and Historical Society Executive Director Shelby Boatman. Pictured are ACT members, the guest speakers, interested residents, and historical society representatives. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Mary Thomas Watts, at the podium, reads Joyce Kilmer’s 1913 poem “Trees” at the Saturday, May 1 event. In the background from left are Clinton County Historical Society Board of Trustees President Suzanne Madison, Historical Society Executive Director Shelby Boatman (partly hidden), and Chuck Watts.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/05/web1_poem.jpgMary Thomas Watts, at the podium, reads Joyce Kilmer’s 1913 poem “Trees” at the Saturday, May 1 event. In the background from left are Clinton County Historical Society Board of Trustees President Suzanne Madison, Historical Society Executive Director Shelby Boatman (partly hidden), and Chuck Watts. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal