Rush Township plants tree in honor of 200th anniversary
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured taking part in the tree planting were Rush Township Bicentennial Committee members, from left, Walter J. Taylor, Kathy Taylor, Marie Skripnek, Ann Marie Calabrese, Stephen Simchak and Harry Eisley.
The Rush Township Board of Supervisors and the Rush Township Bicentennial Committee held a tree planting ceremony outside their municipal building in honor of the 200th Anniversary of the founding of Rush Township, 1811-2011.
The tree, which was received from the Schuylkill Conservancy Bicentennial Heritage Tree Program, was part of a county-wide effort, in which all municipalities in Schuylkill County were given the opportunity to receive a tree in conjunction with Arbor Day.
A plaque was also made to dedicate the tree. Wayne Postupack of Northeastern Hydro-Seeding also donated his services to assist with the planting, while the Rush Township Road Department supplied equipment.
For more information concerning the township's bicentennial, call (570) 668-2938.