More than 50 students, parents and teachers volunteered their time Thursday for a campus cleanup at Old Quarry Middle School.
The Lemont PTO and Old Quarry Student Council spent the sunny, warm afternoon pulling weeds, picking up trash, planting bulbs and spreading mulch around the school.
"It’s exciting to have an event that brings us together in such a constructive way," said parent volunteer Laura Swalec. "With the staffing cuts, the custodial crew is not able to address the deteriorating landscape and litter issues. This project is giving the kids an opportunity to take pride in their school and make their learning environment inviting and refreshed."
Several teachers and administrators also volunteered, including Jack Williams, David Nenn, Michelle Nevin, Old Quarry Principal Bill Caron and District 113A Director of Operations Pam Mazurek.
All materials and supplies were donated by parents and Lockport landscaping company Drew's Lawn and Snow.