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They came. They worked. They learned. 

Front row (L to R): Schon Cormack, Ben Boozer, Ben Po III, Chris Wilson, Joseph Pruett; Back row (L to R): Carra Fleming, Dr. Hal Stevenson, Dr. Ben Po

April 27, 2010 – Katy, Texas – On April 10th more than 150 boy scouts, cub scouts, students, PTA members, teachers and community members took part in the beautification project at Bonnie Holland Elementary School.

The project was organized by the school’s PTA Environmental Awareness Co-Chairs, Cathy Buss and Lori Alten, in recognition of Keep America Beautiful: Great American Cleanup.

The day included a clean-up walk where students and adults walked through Seven Meadows and picked up trash, cleaned up the community and learned about what items are recyclable.

Bonnie Holland, the school’s namesake and Katy ISD’s Assistant Superintendent for Governance, Legal Affairs, and Special Programs greeted the students and checked them in.

Back at the school, members of Boy Scout Troop 925 and Cub Scouts from Pack 281 planted Crape Myrtles, donated by Benjamin Po, D.D.S. of Pediatric Dentists of Katy and Hal Stevenson, D.D.S. of Stevenson Orthodontics.

Bonnie Holland Elementary students also incorporated the beautification project into their reading program.  Students were encouraged to read three books about the environment and were rewarded with a tag for their reading chain.   

Keep America Beautiful: Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest community improvement program. The goal of the organization is to engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments.

An estimated 3 million volunteers and attendees donated more than 5 million hours in 2009 to clean, beautify, and improve more than 32,000 communities in all 50 states and beyond.  Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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