Because there was so much work to do and not enough time to complete it, a day was chosen to ask volunteers to come in and help clean out the courtyard.
On May 13th, multiple volunteers, mainly students who are part of the National Junior Honor Society and their families, came in and worked on the classroom.
There was no shortage of things to be done. Flower beds had to be weeded out, plants had to be cut back, and the patio had to be cleaned up. Many of the volunteers brought plants to donate which really helped because that meant that the money for the classroom could be saved for other things such as the chairs needed and the mulch for the flower beds. Over the three hours, the look of the Outdoor Classroom changed drastically.
During the May 13th Clean-Up, we discovered something interesting. Before the project was started, we didn't know who had put in the stones for the patio or when they had been put in. When pulling up the grass and weeds in the patio we discovered a stone that had dates and names on it. It turns out that the patio had been put in around 20 years earlier as a Eagle Scout project completed by Tavis Morello.