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Monday, April 22, 2002

County Plans Arbor Day Celebrations

Charles C. Reynolds, former editor and publisher of The Press of Atlantic City, will be honored at the county's annual Arbor Day celebration on Friday, April 26 at 2 PM at Atlantic Cape Community College, Mays Landing campus.

A Colorado blue spruce will be planted to commemorate the man who served as editor of the daily newspaper for 22 years and then as publisher for 14 years. Active in many community organizations, Reynolds was a member of the Committee to Rebuild Atlantic City that played a leading role in bringing legalized gaming to the city. He also served 10 years as a trustee of Atlantic Cape Community College, including four years as board chairman.

"Anyone familiar with this area knows the name Chuck Reynolds," remarked County Executive Dennis Levinson. "For more than 35 years he brought us the news and helped shape our communities. I am proud to honor him on this occasion."

The county will also participate in a simultaneous tree planting on Saturday, April 27 at 11 AM to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11/01. Each of the state's 21 counties has been asked by the New Jersey chapter of the International Society of Aboriculture to plant a flowering dogwood, New Jersey's state memorial tree, as a 21-tree salute and statewide memorial. Atlantic County's dogwood will be planted in the county's veterans cemetery located in the Estell Manor Park, Route 50, Mays Landing.

"Atlantic County is honored to participate in the planting of these trees that will serve as a living memorial to all those lost to the tragic acts of terrorism," Levinson said.

For more information, please contact Howard J. Kyle, Chief of Staff, at (609) 343-2223.

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