Kennett students plant shrubs in pouring rain

photo by Fran Maye Kennett High School students help to plant trees and shrubs at the entrance to the new Kennett Square maintenance facility off Grant Road.
photo by Fran Maye Kennett High School students help to plant trees and shrubs at the entrance to the new Kennett Square maintenance facility off Grant Road.

photos by Fran Maye

By FRAN MAYE

fmaye@21st-centurymedia.com

Kennett High School students who attend Technical College High School at Pennock’s Bridge volunteered to help plant shrubs and trees on the grounds of the new Kennett Square maintenance facility last Thursday.

About 15 students volunteered, and they dug holes and planted shrubs in the pouring rain.

“These kids voluntarily came out to help,” said Leon Spencer, council president who helped to facilitate the event. “It just made sense for them to do something to help the community with community service projects.”

Students were also scheduled to paint fire hydrants, but were unable to do so because of the rain. Other student volunteers helped to paint inside the maintenance facility.

The students planted more than 200 trees, shrubs and smaller plants near the entrance to the maintenance facility, located off Grant’s Way.