About two dozen volunteer students, parents and faculty members, along with four volunteers from buildings, grounds and facilities, were hard at work early Saturday, May 7, to install new landscaping next to Peasley Middle School. Grounds crews had already removed the tall, inter-grown junipers that were acting as trash traps and pressure-washed the Peasley façade. However, budget constraints prohibited the purchase of new plantings, according to grounds manager Jimmy Viars. The Peasley administration stepped up and successfully applied for a $2,500 Toolbox for Education grant from Lowe’s. Assistant principal Sandra Hedrick said the new plants were also purchased at wholesale prices from Lowe’s and the installation was completed by the volunteers who included former Peasley guidance counselor Eric Rosenberg and Peasley eighth grader Johnny Anderson, above. Photo by Kim Robins
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