On a day that felt more like the opening days of winter than the middle of spring, several hardy souls braved the 37-degree weather and the gusts of wind to participate in the 23rd annual Earth Day celebration at Sargento.
Volunteering to plant this year’s tree, Bruce Wisenfske, Deb Thorwaldson and Susie Katsma scrambled up the hill and grabbed shovels, water and – of course – the tree. In a matter of minutes, they secured the pine tree’s new home among the others planted over the years.
As part of the dedication, Keith Abler passed out words to the song, Let There Be Peace on Earth as the group added the warmth of their singing to the chilly day.
Long-time advocates of environmentalism, Sargento has participated in myriad programs and events from recycling to wise stewardship of the land. Recognition on Earth Day is an annual event that visually demonstrates our commitment to the planet.
“We just need to find a year when the weather on Earth Day is a bit warmer,” quipped Keith. There were no dissenting votes to that suggestion!