When vandals destroyed the greenhouse at Garnet Mesa Elementary School, outrage spread from the students and staff at GMES to schools throughout Delta County. Some fifth grade girls at Lincoln Elementary School came up with the idea to hold a "Crazy Clothes Friday."
Timothy Fifer, the assistant principal at Lincoln Elementary, said this "small, yet powerful group" challenged other elementary schools to participate. Students and staff who donated money to the GMES greenhouse fund were allowed to wear crazy clothes to school on Dec. 9.
Through this idea, LES students brought unity and support to the students at Garnet Mesa Elementary School. They also furthered the effort to replace the greenhouse, beginning with the erection of a tall chainlink fence around the damaged greenhouse.
Jim Farmer, the principal at Garnet Mesa Elementary School, said about $1,700 was raised through the girls' efforts. He added that he's working with Weatherport to have a replacement greenhouse onsite by spring.blog comments powered by Disqus