Kids campus receives new cherry tree from Garden Club for Arbor Day

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — National Arbor Day isn’t until Friday but today the Cape Fear Garden Club got things going early with a special gift for the students at Wilmington Christian Academy.

Members planted a 25 gallon cherry tree in the brand new kids campus. The entire area was paid for with grant disbursement from the 2016 Azalea Garden Tour. Three and four year old preschoolers got to watch and the principal says seeing their reaction to the new space and the new tree was nothing short of amazing.

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“The kids are thrilled. Every day for the last month. They notice every shrub and bush that Mr. Loney has put in. The beautiful fountains, then came the picnic tables, the brick sidewalks. They’ve been dying to come out here and today was the first day they could come out and they have watched and they really appreciated it,” principal Cathy Dotson said.

The principal says the tree was one of the last pieces in the new space and it will be finished in about two weeks.