The Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District awarded certificates of appreciation Friday, May 27 to three Loxahatchee Groves Elementary School students for naming the district’s two new pieces of canal maintenance equipment.
Students at the school participated in a contest to see who could come up with the most appropriate names for the new machines.
LGWCD staff brought the newly named “Thing-A-Ma-Digger,” a long-reach backhoe, and “Grass-Zilla,” a long-reach mower, to the school to display during the awards ceremony.
The district approved the purchase of both pieces of equipment last September to improve its ability to keep canals clear. The backhoe it had could not reach all the way into the canals for dredging, and the old mower could not reach all the way down the canal banks.
Jacob Tooker was recognized for naming the district’s long-reach backhoe “Thing-A-Ma-Digger,” while Alex Bonilla and Jordi Cordero were credited with naming the mower “Grass-Zilla.”
ABOVE: Front row: Students Jacob Tooker, Alex Bonilla and Jordi Cordero; back row: LGWCD supervisors John Ryan and Frank Schiola, LGWCD Administrator Steve Yohe and Loxahatchee Groves Elementary School Principal Richard Myerson.