Tree giveaway event to be Friday at fairgrounds

The Bartholomew County Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding its 13th annual tree giveaway on Friday at the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds in celebration of Arbor Day.

There will be 1,200 trees to be given away including red pine, persimmon, cherrybark oak, redbud and buttonbush. They will be available on a first come first served basis and there is a limit of five trees per person.

The event will be accepting donations to help Turning Point Domestic Violence Services. The shelter’s top needs are tissues, toothbrush covers and trash bags. There are also constant needs for personal hygiene supplies, journals and pens, twin or full sized blankets and sheets, bath towels, baby monitors, baby wipes and diapers, collapsible laundry baskets and laundry detergent pods.

The event will start at 5 p.m. at the fairgrounds off of County Road 200S and Jonesville Road.

You can get more information by calling 812-378-1280.