Tulsa Home And Garden Show Donates Some 'Green' To Claremore Schools


Sunday, March 15th 2015, 11:02 pm
By: News On 6


As the Home and Garden show wraps up in Tulsa, it looks like Claremore schools are going to benefit.

Hundreds of flowers and shrubs were on display all week at the Tulsa Home and Garden show.

But what happens when the show is over? Nothing goes to waste.

"Anytime you can help out anyone, especially school districts because we all know districts struggle with funds," home and garden show chairman Mark Priess said.

Volunteers are loading up vehicles with all different plants to spruce up the district's landscaping.

Every year, the show chairperson chooses a benefactor for all the extra greenery, and this year's chairperson lives in Claremore.

"The kids will be able to take pride in something,” Priess said. “Maybe they will go to college and come back and say ‘I planted that shrub' and have a sense of pride."

And the district could use it, says principal Todd Steidley.

"Seven years ago we passed a bond and we have updated some really nice facilities and this would really help add to those facilities," he said.

All six schools will get a little something.

"We have several groups that will plant and care for the plants and help pick them up, and it is a luxury we would not be able to afford," Steidley said.

And it gives the students something that they can take care of and call their own.

"This is an opportunity to take plants and prepare the ground and water them and have pride in what they do," Steidley said.