PTA and Community Support Spruce Up Day at Clearbrook Elementary School

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On Saturday, August 6, Susan O’Donnel, a family intervention specialist at the school, along with Emma Pendleton, student at Cave Spring Middle School and daughter to Principal Pendleton give the Wonder Garden sign a colorful lift. Also seen is Firefighter Kurt Kipley (left) who came over with four other firefighters from the Clearbrook Fire & Rescue Station to help with the project.
On Saturday, August 6, Susan O’Donnel, a family intervention specialist at the school, along with Emma Pendleton, student at Cave Spring Middle School and daughter to Principal Pendleton give the Wonder Garden sign a colorful lift. Also seen is Firefighter Kurt Kipley (left) who came over with four other firefighters from the Clearbrook Fire & Rescue Station to help with the project.

Budget shortfalls had limited the resources available for grounds upkeep such as pruning and weeding at Clearbrook Elementary School, so the PTA organized a Grounds Spruce-Up Day this past Saturday. A group of about 20 volunteers from the PTA and the community, including parents, students, teachers, citizens, businesses and even firefighters from the fire station across the street, came out to assist with weeding, pruning, edging, planting, and mulching.

Volunteers brought gardening tools with them including wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, pruners, and even their trucks to help with the project.  The bulk of the work focused on the children’s Wonder Garden, located at the back of the school.  It is a large space that includes walkways and benches for the children, along with mature trees and shrubs to enjoy.  Additionally, large flower pots were planted and positioned at the main entrances to brighten them up.