Students Alex Hall, Justin Colwell and Angus Brewer, along with agriculture teacher Ralph Combs, delivered several potted plants to be placed at the Perry County pool on Wednesday of last week.
The plants, including geraniums, wandering jews and marigolds, were raised in Combs’s greenhouse production class and sponsored by local groups or companies, including the Community Foundation of Hazard and Perry County, the Perry County Soil Conservation District, Peoples Bank & Trust, the Hazard Kiwanis Club and Pine Branch Coal Sales.
The pots are being reused from last year’s project, Combs said, and students raised and tended to the plants for the better part of a year to ensure they would be ready for the opening of the pool this summer. Combs said he hopes to continue the project into next year as well.
“We hope the project will grow,” he said. “We’ll have more sponsors, we’ll have more plants for the park next year.”
PCC senior Alex Hall took part in tending to the plants and said it took a lot of work to ensure they would be ready for display at the park, and he is pleased with how they turned out and their role in the park this summer.
“It’s showing people that you care, and try to make the community a little better,” he said.