On Saturday, Aug. 8, Panther Run Elementary School hosted a campus cleanup and beautification event coordinated by PTA members Amy Roberts, Jessica Moisdon and Sherry Irwin, along with their families.
Event volunteers included Panther Run parents, family members, teachers, students, staff, Boy Scout Troop 208, Girl Scout Troop 20150 and former students.
For more than six hours, more than 50 people from the community came together to clean up and landscape areas around the school.
Volunteers held a dedication in memory of Elaine Mathis, a PTA member who passed away in April. A beautiful bench was donated by her husband’s employer this summer to honor Elaine and the volunteers who make Panther Run the great school that it is.
Local businesses also got involved. All Star Pressure Cleaning of Wellington donated pressure cleaning of sidewalks and curbs, while Goldasich Environmental Services donated the mulch for the project and hauled off of the debris. Neil Logan Nursery provided plant materials at cost and delivered them for free.
Walgreens provided all of the bottled water to keep all of the volunteers hydrated. Three Panther Run families donated money toward the project, and the PTA funded the remainder of the cost out of school enhancement funds raised last year.
ABOVE: PTA members Jessica Moisdon and Amy Roberts with the bench, donated in memory of former PTA member Elaine Mathis.