Volunteers Give Local School A Facelift

Thursday, September 20th 2007, 5:00 pm
By: News On 6

A local company is helping give Catoosa’s Wells Middle School a facelift.

Employees of Melton Truck Lines volunteered to paint the entire outside of Wells Middle School, located at 2000 S. Cherokee. Employees say they heard about the school's financial problems and decided to use some muscle and help out.

“Oh it's a lot of work, we've been here since 8 o'clock and we still have a couple of hours to go,” said Cindy Embree of Melton Truck Lines. “Like I said, we've painted the whole front of the building; we've worked in the flower beds.”

As a thank you to the company and crews paint the school, the faculty let the kids out of class a little early for a pep rally.

For the 2006-07 school year the Catoosa school district was more than $500,000 dollars in debt. To makeup for the budge shortfall the district was forced to layoff teachers and staff, and eliminate school programs like the golf squad.

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