Most of the time I use my blog to vent frustrations, silly quirks, or just plain harass my husband. He's normally a good sport about it. Today, in all seriousness I have to say I am very proud of Jay.
Every summer Lowe's Heroes does a community project. In previous years they have donated playgrounds and help to build rails for a therapeutic horse academy. This year the project is very personal. Lowe's Heroes built an outdoor picnic area for a local elementary. It is personal because this is the new school my boys will attend in the fall.
With a collaborative effort from Riverside's principal, Melinda Murdock, and a creative team at Lowe's this project came together nicely. The original request was for picnic tables. That would have been simple enough, but Lowe's wanted to do more. So it was decided to make a 24'x24' patio, fitted with four canopies, and 6 picnic tables. Enough space to enjoy an outdoor lunch for a class or two, or a workspace for an activity.
This morning the Lowe's delivery truck made its appearance to drop off all the supplies.....
|Say Hi to William (delivery truck driver)|
|digging out the patio area|
|painting the picnic tables|
|Adam helping load the stones|
|laying the patio block|
|building the canopies|
Another note: Greater Plains Elementary won the $5,000 grant from Toolbox For Education. Next weekend they will be building a garden area.