Rotary Club Of Chattanooga Hamilton Place Helps Out At Bess T. Shepherd Elementary

Friday, August 10, 2018
Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place members working at Bess T. Shepherd
Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place members working at Bess T. Shepherd

Several members from the Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place spent a Saturday morning serving at Bess T. Shepherd Elementary School.  The Rotary Club received a $10,000 Rotary grant to fund four service projects at Bess. T. Shepherd.  This was the first of those projects. 

The tasks completed that morning were trimming shrubs, planting planters, repairing swing sets and fixing ruts under the swings, and spreading mulch. 

From left, Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place club members Tyler Spry, Kari Schultz, Ken Robinson, Todd Gaither, Chris Neighbors (president of HP Rotary Club), Stan Hildebrand, and Earl Story at Bess T. Shepherd Elementary School
From left, Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place club members Tyler Spry, Kari Schultz, Ken Robinson, Todd Gaither, Chris Neighbors (president of HP Rotary Club), Stan Hildebrand, and Earl Story at Bess T. Shepherd Elementary School


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