Thank You Polk County

Published 12:55 pm Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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On behalf of the Unity in the Community Organization and Polk Central Elementary 5th Grade teacher, Andrea Walters, we would like to thank the residents of Polk County for your cooperation and participation in our recent, Arbor Day 1000 Tree Planting Campaign here in Polk County.

Without your efforts, no matter how big or small, we would not have been able to complete our signed pledge to distribute and plant nearly 1000 Short Leaf Pine Tree Seedlings. This number does not include the number of trees planted of various types, by the Polk County residents.

A special thanks to Tryon Daily Bulletin, Thermal Belt Outreach Ministries, Polk County Forestry Commission, Forest Ranger Brian Rogers, The Polk Center of NC Extension and Director Scott Wellborn, for going the extra mile, in making the project a success. This is the second project partnering with Andrea Walters 5th Grade Science Class. The Unity in the Community Organization commends her, for her teaching methods. Incorporating hands-on creativity and out-of-the-box teaching methods, along with the required curriculum.

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The Unity Seed’s Youth Group, (Polk County Youth ages 7-18), which is sponsored by Unity in the Community, was directly involved for the purpose of gaining knowledge of the importance of our environment. 

The Pine Tree seedlings were donated by the Unity in the Community Organization and funded by a grant from Resourceful Communities. As Andrea Walters mentioned, in a previous article, the Chinese Proverb’s nugget of wisdom, “the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second-best time is now.”


Submitted by the Unity in the Community Organization