Yes Virginia, there are some people who still celebrate Arbor Day.

And the Murray Shade Tree Commission expects a number of them will show up April 24 for its annual Arbor Day/Earth Day observance in Winchester Park.The program will start at 12:30 p.m. in the park, on 6400 South and adjacent to the Jordan River (about 1200 West.)

Fare for the afternoon will include tree planting, 10-minute educational sessions on topics such as wetlands protection and water conservation, and a puppet show titled "The Mystery of Muddy Flats."

The commission also will honor a Murray resident who has demonstrated civic responsibility and community spirit, and awards will be given to elementary school winners of the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest.

For information call Murray city forester Lynn Gillen at 264-2703.