In an amazing collaboration of students, parents, teachers, and community, Crabapple Middle School held a fall campus beautification day in early November.
It turned out to be the biggest clean-up effort in CMS history, with almost 100 people lending a hand to spruce up the school yard. The Kiwanis and Keep Roswell Beautiful provided volunteers, gloves, tools, hot chocolate and doughnuts.
Andy Kadrich, CMS parent and owner of Turf Masters, donated pine straw and mulch for the school yard, and the loan of a Roto-Tiller for the campus garden. Mimi Gamel, of CMS, organized the participating volunteer groups such as the Builder’s Club, Jr. Beta Club, SAVE Club, Student Government, Interact Club, and Roswell High School’s Key Club.
A great group of CMS parents rolled up their sleeves and worked side-by-side with more than 60 CMS students. All these helping hands were able to accomplish a lot of much needed fall landscape maintenance. They raked, blew, dragged and bagged an enormous amount of leaves. They put down attractive looking pine straw and mulch around the front entrance and marquee at the school’s entrance. They removed dying vegetation and trimmed back bushes and trees. They planted monkey grass and pansies. They tilled the Learn and Serve Garden, mixing in their Halloween pumpkins, leaves and other vegetation to make the soil better for planting in the spring.
Parents even repaired some potentially dangerous benches so the campus is not only better to look at, it’s a little safer.
“We really have a great bunch of kids here at CMS and they worked really well together and had a great time," said Anne Fallon, CMS PTA Chair of Campus Beautification. "We are overwhelmed and overjoyed at the number of you good folks who showed up and worked up a sweat to make our campus beautiful last Saturday!”