"Giving Tree" to be removed Monday

April 14, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CDT
The "Giving Tree" is an old Hackberry tree located on the Benton Elementary School playground. The Tree has been on the school's property since 1896, when the school opened. Students and residents of the Benton-Stephens community have enjoyed its many benefits since then. The "Giving Tree" is to be removed on Monday, April 19. “It speaks to longevity and stability because it’s a piece of Benton history. With it leaving, it’s sad,” said Cathy Cox, home/school communicator.

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