Thanks to the great J. Sterling Morton, Nebraska City is the only place in the entire nation that can lay claim to being the home of Arbor Day. In celebration of that fact, the Friends of Arbor Lodge Foundation would like to add another “only in Nebraska City” to that list.
During this year’s Arbor Day Children’s Program, Nebraska City is going to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “Tree Hugging.” That means many people, in one location, hugging trees at the same time for one minute!
Due to the stringent accountability process with Guinness World Record people, all participants need to enter Arbor Lodge at a main entry point – most likely the front and back gates. They will both be staffed with volunteers tasked with counting tree huggers. Also, there will be volunteers posted throughout the park who will serve as witnesses to the entire process. Tree huggers will be directed to specific areas in the park.
The actual attempt will start at 2 p.m. — we will start processing tree huggers at 1 p.m. Parking within the park is limited. Participants are encouraged to walk or ride bikes into Arbor Lodge.
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