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Bessemer Students Decorate Sophie Street

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Bessemer - June 3, 2009

The fifth grade students of Washington School went to Bessemer City Hall yesterday. There they teamed up with members of the Range Master Gardeners and set out to beautify Sophie Street for the summer months. Mrs.Malmberg students filled 18 large planter boxes with red, white and blue flowers and planted flowers in three gardens outside city hall.

The project was under the direction of Bessemer Master Gardener Bonnie Maki and assisted by several other Michigan and Wisconsin Master Gardeners. All the Master Gardeners are members of the local gardening organization, the Range Master Gardeners. This is the second gardening project involving Washington School students to take place in within the past week. Last Thursday the fourth graders planted flowers around their school.

The fifth graders were already up on the aspects of the project as last year they were the fourth graders that planted at Washington School.

Mrs. Malmberg's kids did a terrific job on this very large gardening endeavor. Tom Chatel, the city manager came to speak to the students and thank them for the wonderful job that they had done. The kids, planted, watered and mulch the gardens which will be looking really good before too long. The city workers will move the large flower boxes with a fork lift to their positions up and down Sophie Street. Last year, some of the boxes were moved to the entrance of the Moving Wall exhibit. Each year the results of this project is a great looking downtown Bessemer.


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