Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful announces the winners of the third annual School Beautification Grants for 2017. The committee for Beautification and Community Greening established the grant program in celebration of National Planting Day, which took place Sept. 8, and is celebrated through the end of November.
Public and private schools in the Dalton and Whitfield County were invited to apply for funding to implement a project related to planting native plants and beautifying the community. Each project aims to improve the visual aspects of the facility or provide an educational opportunity related to plants. Beautification grants range from a minimum of $100 to a maximum of $250.
This year the following 10 schools were awarded a grant for their National Planting Day project:
1. Blue Ridge Elementary School: Bringing New Life to Our Garden
2. Dalton Middle School: Pollinator Garden for Bird Sanctuary
3. Park Creek School: STEAM Garden Georgia Style
4. Dalton High School: Renovation Recovery!
5. Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy and Phoenix High School: School Beautification
6. Antioch Elementary School: Courtyard Beautification
7. Morris Innovative High School: First Impressions
8. Tunnel Hill Elementary: Recreating the LeVerne Damron Reading Garden
9. Dalton Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology: Bringing the Beauty from Within to the Surface
10. Roan School: Garden Club Pollinator Project
Projects will be completed by Dec. 1 and each recipient will submit a project summary by Dec. 19 to showcase their work. Visit Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful’s website www.KeepDaltonWhtifieldBeautiful.org or follow them on Facebook to get updates on the progress of these projects.
National Planting Day is celebrated annually by Keep America Beautiful in the fall as an opportunity to encourage volunteers to plant native species restoring ecological balance to the environment while creating greener, more beautiful communities. Learn more about this event at www.kab.org.