WEST BOUNTIFUL – Freshly painted bike racks, newly installed benches and flower beds filled with annuals instead of weeds greeted returning students at West Bountiful Elementary last week.
It is the work of employees from Lowe’s in West Bountiful, who volunteered their time over two August days to improve the physical conditions for students.
“First impressions are important and lasting,” said Jone Sun, principal of West Bountiful. “The touch-up work provided by Lowe’s positively represents the good work teachers are doing inside our building.”
The school’s four square and hopscotch areas were repainted, containment edging for bark in the flower beds was installed and new garden tools were donated to the custodial services in the school.
In addition, employees from Lowe’s have committed to bringing materials and helping students build planting boxes during the school year.
The project was part of a “Lowe’s Heros” program overseen by Mark Deskins, pro services specialist, and Evans Martin, HR director for Lowe’s, according to Sun.
“Lowe’s has basically adopted our school to fulfill facility needs and support some science/engineering projects,” said Sun. “We are thrilled.”