Auburn University and Tiger Dining to host ‘All in for Toomer’s Trees’ Arbor Day benefit

AUBURN – Auburn University and Tiger Dining will host an Arbor Day benefit, “All in for Toomer’s Trees,” from 12-4 p.m., Friday, April 29, on Samford Hall lawn. The event is open to the public and all proceeds will go to the Toomer’s Trees and Traditions Fund.

At 12:30 p.m., guests will be welcomed by Auburn University Vice President of Student Affairs Ainsley Carry; Vice President of Alumni Affairs Deborah Shaw; and City of Auburn Mayor Pro-Tempore Dick Phelan. Auburn horticulture professor Gary Keever will give an update on the status of the iconic oaks at Toomer’s corner which were damaged earlier this year.

A jambalaya lunch will be offered for $5 and guests may picnic on the lawn. Other activities will include a silent auction, a dunk tank, inflatables for bouncing and face painting. Dunk tank tickets are available for a minimum donation of $1. Only cash donations will be accepted. The silent auction will end at 3:30 p.m. and winners will be announced. Winners do not have to be present.

For more information, go to, or call Tiger Dining at (334) 844-1259.

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