Posted by Debra Worley - email
Writing contributions by WECT's intern Adam Houghton
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A fifth grader from Parsley Elementary will be forever remembered thanks to a new addition on her school's campus.
Lindsey Yelton was the winner of the 2009 TreeFest Poetry Contest.
Her poem, entitled All Trees, was chosen from over 20 entries as the best fit with TreeFest, an event that promotes planting trees for the benefit of individuals in the community.
All trees can do a lot-
They provide shade from the hot-
Tress do us good-
We plant them so they would-
Trees purify the air-
We mow them down, that is not fair-
TreeFest is here-
Year after year-
Thanks for always being there.
For winning, the school planted an Oak Tree in her honor.
Lindsey says it's an honor to have something on the school grounds that her peers will remember her by.
"A lot of people don't realize that they help us purify the earth and they give us oxygen," said Lindsey Yelton. "We are helping them too and we should not cut them down. We should keep planting more."
TreeFest distributes over 10,000 free tree seedlings annually to local residents to increase the number of trees in our community.