These members of the Rho-Chi chapter of Kappa Sigma fraternity from the University of Mary Washington were among the 61 volunteers who showed up to plant trees in the rain in the Mayfield neighborhood on Saturday, November 7. It was our last planting of the fall, and a couple of the Rho-Chi planting groups serenaded us the whole time, even though, from the looks of them, they’d been up all night the night before studying. Many thanks to them, and to the UMW tennis teams, who also turned out in force, and to all the rest of our intrepid volunteers.
Meanwhile, not to be outdone, 22 volunteers from Tree Fred and the Main Street Initiative got up bright and early on Friday, November 6 to fill all the downtown Fredericksburg planters with miniature Christmas trees, helping get the city ready for the holiday season. Thanks to all who showed up for that as well. See you all in the spring!