On Oct. 4, the Bicentennial Committee and 4-H groups hosted a tree-planting event at the Mill Site Park, located on Front Street in Moscow Mills.

Cheryl Spore and David and Krysti Henke organized this event as a way to help beautify and restore the historic park. 

“We are excited to be able to restore the park and make it more welcoming,” said Spore. 

The Henkes, as well as Spore, provided 42 trees to be planted. The Cuivre River Electric Company dug the holes for the trees, as well as provided the mulch. 4-H members helped find a proper spot for the trees and planted them. 

Later that day, firefighters from Lincoln County Fire Protection District 1 arrived to help plant and water the trees. A pavilion is currently being remodeled to provide a picnic area in the park. 

“Our goal for 2021 is to have new picnic tables and hopefully in the spring be adding a butterfly garden,” Spore said.

Lincoln County 4-H groups, LCFPD1 and Cuivre River Electric Co-Op are just a few groups who have assisted in the beautification of Mill Site Park. In the past, the Future Farmers of America has planted trees, and inmate volunteers from the Lincoln County Jail have cleared out debris from the site as part of the Sheriff’s Office’s Inmate Workforce Initiative.