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Old Quarry PTO, Student Council Pitch in for Campus Cleanup

Dozens of students, parents and teachers picked up trash and spruced up the landscaping around the school Thursday afternoon.

More than 50 students, parents and teachers volunteered their time Thursday for a campus cleanup at .

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.

Jack Mikolajczak October 12, 2011 at 04:49 PM
I honestly can't believe this article received comments other than: Cool, Good Job, Awesome.....seriously people?!
Lee Ristow October 12, 2011 at 09:20 PM
Ditto to that, Jack.
Catherine Stukel October 13, 2011 at 03:24 AM
I just think people see what they want to see. And when all else fails, they make fun of a misused homonym. Goes to show why some people argue for the sake of aguing. Sad, really.
Catherine Stukel October 13, 2011 at 03:26 AM
Oh - sorry for my comment - as Terri says, I gave a sactimonious lecture that implies anything less that a compliment - sigh --- I guess you don't really know what the art of good conversation is....you just twist things. How sad for you, Terri.....
Susan Antonoff October 13, 2011 at 10:44 AM
Terri..SPOT ON! Not good, but great conversation!

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