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Eight trees were planted at Mariposa Elementary School as part of the City of Lancaster’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service program.

“We see a growing number of enthusiastic young people lending a helping hand at our MLK projects each year,” said Lancaster Vice Mayor Marvin Crist. “It’s great when children get involved in their community at a young age. You are never too young or too old to help your community in some way.”

After City of Lancaster staff placed the eight trees into their holes in the playground, many 6th graders assisted by taking turns shoveling the dirt back into the holes. Hundreds of younger children watched as they sat on the playground grass.

“It was great to watch the children having fun as they took part in the tree planting,” said City Manager Mark V. Bozigian. “These trees will provide a lasting memorial as they continue to grow over time. Years from now, these kids will look back and remember they had a hand in planting them in honor of MLK Day.”

The tree planting, held on Friday, January 17, was one of the first projects to kick-off the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, which included over 30 community projects held throughout the Antelope Valley. The program, now in its seventh year, has become so popular that the projects are held throughout the month. Anyone who would like to volunteer should contact the city.

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