Canton Rotary, SUNY Canton and fraternity partner in tree planting effort
From the left are Lance W. Rudiger, project coordinator for Rotary, Ryan Antinora, President of Alpha Theta Gamma, and Dr Zvi Szafran, SUNY Canton president. Submitted Photo.
CANTON – This year the Canton Rotary sponsored a Canton Community Tree planting program in which the Rotary made trees available and Alpha Theta Gamma Fraternity of SUNY Canton planted the trees for free for the homeowner.
The fraternity was impressed with the program and donated two autumn blaze maples to be planted along Route 68 as one approaches Canton, where some larger maples grow. This augmented an overall tree planting vision of the Canton Village Tree Committee whose focus it to have trees planted along the roads of Canton.
This planting almost completed a beautiful corridor of maple from the entrance of SUNY Canton to the entrance to the village of Canton, just before the BOCES complex.
SUNY Canton President Dr. Zvi Szafran congratulated the president of Alpha Theta Gamma Fraternity, Ryan Antinora, for the donated trees and community service, and surprised him by stating that SUNY Canton would donate the last tree needed to complete the project.