What a great day on April 21st at the Manitou Elementary Work Day!
Anne Johnson pulled the volunteers and plan together with the help of Mary Gressler and the Manitou Elementary Staff. Manitou Food Service Director Paula Faucette had water, fruit, gorp, and Anne provided some Lara Bars and those volunteers loved all those snacks. During the event, Paula said she had enough funds to order pizza for everyone so she ordered 12 pizzas and those were a big hit!
Support from the Air Force Academy cadets and UCCS was superb! 24 showed up as well as 3 from UCCS–2 students and a spouse of a student. All of them worked so hard and in 3 hours built 3 8′ x 8′ raised beds with manufactured brick into the hillside, cleaned up 6 or 7 existing beds and put gorilla mulch on those beds, trimmed the juniper bushes in front of the school, and raked an entire hillside above the parking lot of debris and carried buckets of pea gravel that had washed down that hillside back to the playground above the hillside.
A big thank you to all who participated from PPF2S! And a special thank you to Anne, Mary, and Paula for making it happen!