The Enterprise Pride School-Wide cleanup, which was held on Wednesday, Aug. 21, was a terrific success. The event was sponsored by the Enterprise chapter of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).
Chapter members Maggie Norman, Jennifer Weber and Jacinda Mitchell organized this night as a chapter community service project. Students, faculty, parents, grandparents, and community members were involved in helping out. People met at the high school at 5 p.m. From there, they were split into groups and put to work on a variety of tasks.
Some walked over to the football field to take care of some much needed weed maintenance. Some worked on cleaning up the area for the new parking lot. Others scraped and painted the front of the school. And still others weeded out the gardens around the school.
Sports teams were even let out from practice early to be involved in the cleanup. The volleyball team, for example, painted the dividers in the high school parking lot.
Businesses did their part and helped out through donations of both time and supplies. Ace Hardware and Bronson Lumber provided the paint. Stangel Industries donated their tractor and their services to clean branches and other large debris out of the new parking lot.
At about 8:30 p.m., working was called to a halt and everyone was invited to hot dogs, pop and chips at the cafeteria. The hot dog buns and pop was donated by Safeway.
The project was created as a response to the budget cuts within the school system. FCCLA members realized that with a smaller custodial crew many things, especially outside the buildings, would not be able to be taken care of. Also, many community members wished to help out, but did not know what to do.
The goal, which was to improve the school's appearance and increase school spirit, was achieved, and students are happy to see their school looking better than ever.
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