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Rotarians have planted trees in the name of fellowship, friendship, and community service since the early 20th century. These trees, which can be found worldwide, have grown into enduring monuments of Rotary’s ideals. 

Rotary International founder, Paul Harris traveled extensively during the 1920s and 1930s, often accompanied by his wife Jean. During these trips, the nature-loving Harris planted trees to symbolize goodwill and friendship. 

During the 2017-2018 Rotary year, Elizabethtown Rotary President Tim Haak undertook 2 tree planting projects in the spirit of this tradition.  

Thanks to the Rotary Club for helping us plant 175 trees (which they purchased) along the banks of the Conewago Creek. The trees were planted on the Lancaster side of the creek between 743 and 283. They also put tree shelters on all of the trees to protect them from wildlife. They set some kind of TCCCA record by accomplishing this in about an hour and a half! Thank you to all of the volunteers!

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It was a beautiful day to plant more trees today! This planting at Old Trolley Line Park was a joint effort between our club, members of Elizabethtown High School Student Council and Mount Joy Township. These legacy trees, purchased by individual members of our club, will be enjoyed by future generations! Thanks to everyone who helped, especially Trent DeArment and Justin Evans! 💪🌳

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