2015 Annual Tree Giveaway

 

Harlan County Farm Bureau’s Annual Tree Giveaway was April 23. As a service to our members, we gave away 1,000 trees including: Kentucky coffee tree, American chestnut hybrid, northern red oak, shortleaf pine, white oak, black walnut, hazelnut, pecan, persimmon and mulberry. The trees were distributed outside the Harlan County Farm Bureau Frank Couch Building. Hundreds of members took advantage of this benefit; it was a total success.
 

Pictured are Melissa and Mike Weigant, of Cumberland, receiving trees from HCFB secretary Nathan Boggs, Roger Fannin, HCFB agency manager, Bo Hedrick, HCFB claim adjuster and Charlie Smith, Bissell's employee.
Picture was taken by Nola Sizemore at the Harlan Daily Enterprise.

 

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