Angie Gravitt, a teacher at CPS, and her father Dennis Er-win, who traveled from Canton, helped coordinate the “Going Green” event.
Each of the 44 homerooms at CPS took turns at digging, patting, and planting yellow Carolina Jasmines along the re-tention pond.
“Our students have been recycling for the past four years to raise the money so that we would be able to do this,” Gravitt said.
Mohawk, in turn, paid CPS for the plastic, she added.
The excitement started at 9 a.m. that morning and contin-ued with each class planting throughout the school day.
Sarah Brown, a teacher at CPS, said the planting of the Jasmine was a worthwhile activity.
“I think this event can teach all of the students how beau-tiful the earth can be with a little bit of effort,” Brown said.
CPS would like to thank the Scott’s Company, Mohawk, Home Depot, and E. Jones for all of their donations and sup-port.