It's that time of year again when communities throughout the nation dust off their shovels and rakes and participate in Arbor Day activities that improve neighborhoods, brighten city parks, clean roadways and foster care and concern for the communities in which they live.

Shelby Mayor, Larry Bonderud is encouraging and asking all service organizations and clubs to step forward and participate in an Arbor Day project for the City of Shelby. He is hoping that each club will select a city park, baseball field area, fence line, roadway or other area of the community that needs cleaning. Lorette Carter, Community Economic Development Director will create a sign-up list for all area organizations to designate an area they would like to clean. Please call her at 424-8799 or email in the next few weeks.

Please participate in Arbor Day in your community.