Hopkinsville’s first ever Arbor Day Festival opened Saturday morning at Little River Park downtown and the rain didn’t stop the festivities.
Vendors and nature enthusiasts filled the park and Kelly Jackson with the Beautification Commission, which teamed up with the City of Hopkinsville to host the festival, says they chose to celebrate Arbor Day in September, although it actually falls in April, because this is a better time to plant trees.
Hopkinsville was recently designated as a “Tree City” and Jackson says they hope to encourage private property owners to plant more trees and learn to care for the ones they have.
The children activity booths remained popular throughout the day, tree tours were conducted along the Greenway path and there were drawings for prizes throughout the day. Jackson says they intend to learn from this first festival and come back bigger and even better next year.