Shreveport mayor, volunteers plant trees along parkway shreveporttimes.com Shreveport Times:
Starting to fix damage caused by storms last year, Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover and more than 100 volunteers planted donated shade trees Friday along Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway.
It wasn't just a photo opportunity. By the time he was done for the day, the mayor's peach-hued tie and powder blue shirt were a little sweat-tinged after he and Councilman Monty Walford, along with key city parks personnel, put their shoulders to shovels and hands to earth to replace, in part, 60 trees lost last year in a tornado.Glover and company planted 27 trees on the parkway's popular lighted disc golf course in recognition of Louisiana Arbor Day and as a prelude to the Martin Luther King. Jr. holiday and its theme of 'A Day On, not a Day Off.' Friday was King's birthday.