Clean up takes students to canyon
BYRON- As part of a year end project through Mountain Valley Middle School, sixth, seventh and eighth graders have a choice to participate in various community service, educational and athletic outings for the last couple weeks of their school year.
Last week, eighth graders spent two days at Coos Canyon rest area and the town office and fire department buildings helping to spruce things up for the busy summer season.
“The kids have done a totally awesome job,” noted Geri Richard, of the Byron Historical Society, also located inside the town office. “They painted picnic tables, carried brush and debris up from the water and disposed of it, they even painted two signs for us to make our town office more visible.”
The two dozen students wasted no time upon their arrival, they got their sandpaper out to finish priming the tables, got scrapers to get the paint off the buildings and began preparing the flower beds.
“They’ve worked really hard these last couple of days on this project,” stated teacher, Mrs. Cormier. “Yesterday they were so busy and did such a fantastic job, that Rosie over at the store came out and offered each of them ice cream. It was such a generous gift on her part.”
Members of the Byron Historical Society, Geri Richard, Tammi Thereau, Phyllis Young and Irene Hutchinson, were also present during the two days to assist where they were needed.
Over the next week, students will hike, learn how to cook, work in the outdoors, take some time to explore the towns of the River Valley and learn their history.