With a scoop and a toss of the dirt, Congressman Daniel Webster helped the town of Oakland celebrate Arbor Day on Saturday, May 16, with the planting of a red maple tree near the Town Meeting Hall. The Bloom & Grow Garden Society donated two trees for the occasion.
Oakland officials also cut the ribbon to mark the dedication of the town’s new water tank in VanderLey Park.
Booths provided information on water usage, tree pruning and hurricane awareness; and tours of the water tank were available.
The dunk tank was a popular spot, and attendees could try their hand at dunking volunteers. Pam Wolfcale, the principal of Oakland Avenue Charter School, drew a steady crowd of students.