Curtis Elementary Gets 100 Trees for Beautification Event
On Friday, February 19, 2016, the Jefferson County Master Gardeners Association donated 100 trees to Curtis Elementary to assist in their bi-annual campus beautification event. Principal Brian East traveled to the Jefferson County Airport that morning to pick up the trees. On Saturday morning, February 20, 2016, with the assistance of Boy Scout Troop 122, Sallie Curtis PTA, and the Jefferson County Master Gardeners Association, trees were planted on the campus.
The Master Gardeners chose approximately fifty locations where trees would not interfere with the facility or other trees. They also worked in cooperation with West End Little League, who had a grounds clean-up the same day. “All went very well and I am still sore,” said East. “We were able to donate several trees to those participants who wished to plant a tree or two at their homes.” The Curtis PTA used some campus beautification funds to purchase mulch for the beds adjacent to the building.
“The campus is unique in that it is located away from the street, thus allowing the creation of a forested environment,” said East. “The trees will enhance the beauty of the facility, create many natural habitats for a multitude of animals, and foster a more environmentally friendly atmosphere on campus.”
Several families wished to plant a "memorial" tree. These trees are marked with ”T“ posts so the grounds crews can easily see the saplings and avoid mowing over them. If anyone has extra "T" posts, please bring them by Sallie Curtis, 6225 N. Circuit Drive in Beaumont, or call East at 409-474-1508 and he will gladly pick them up.