HUNTERSVILLE – About 100 volunteers turned out Saturday, Oct. 16 for Hopewell High School’s sixth annual beautification day. Parents, neighbors, teachers, counselors, students, siblings and community members laid pine needles, trimmed trees and shrubs and gave the grounds some needed attention.
“The point of the beautification day is to give students a positive environment they can feel proud of,” Hopewell parent and beautification committee chairwoman Sheree Cox said. She decided to chair the committee because she saw a clear need for the school, she said.
“Students are in school the majority of the time and experience different emotions and moods throughout their day,” she said. “We, as parents, just want to help their day go by more smoothly with positive a environment and positive energy.”
Moore’s Lawn Maintenance (5525 Cashion Road, Huntersville) cut trees, the school’s PTA board donated fresh pine needles, Hands On Charlotte and Rubbermaid provided grass seed and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools contributed straw. Marcus Hudson of the Carolina Panthers came out to help too; his cousin attends Hopewell.
“I’m sure everyone felt it was a job well done,” Cox said.
The school is planning more dates to finish up the yard work, and Hudson and Moore’s Lawn Maintenance have agreed to be there.