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Parks Director Brandon Ransom, Fr. Mathias Thelen, Sparry Sparks and family.
Jackson County Parks Director Brandon Ransom (left to right), Sallie Sparks Kendall, Fr. Mathias Thelen, Nan and Sparry Sparks, Project Founder Stan Mazur

The Northwest Kiwanis Club Flowering Tree Project kicked off with a groundbreaking ceremony and the planting of the first tree at Sparks Foundation County Park.  The club is taking on the initiative of beautifying the local park system through the planting of hundreds of flowering trees.  Film coverage of the ceremony on today’s show.  Studio guests include:  Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Dan Evans;  Ella Sharp Museum Executive Director Amy Reimann with Kyle Liechty, Art, Beer and Wine Festival (Saturday, June 8, Noon to 5pm);  Chad Kennedy, Jackson Friendly Home board trustee, Polka Dance Fundraiser (Friday, June 7, Bone Island Grill, 6 to 11pm, tickets: 812-7526);  Steven Briggs, Sylvan Learning Center Director;  Jackson Symphony Orchestra Community String Ensemble members Clyde McKaney, Linda Rockwell and Matthew Polson with the Spring Concert, Saturday, June 8, 7pm, JSO Performing Arts Center;  Jackson Coffee Company Drawings of the Month with Brian Surgener.

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