Written by Andrielle Figueroa Friday, 09 May 2014 08:25
MISSION—Students were elbow-deep in potting soil early Friday morning at Midkiff Elementary. Giggling and pointing out bugs in the lawn, all grade levels participated in planting flowers on the campus borders.
Principal Dora A. Villalobos said the campus has participated in planting flowers for the last 11 years on Arbor Day.
“This is a program that has been going since Midkiff’s inception. Mr. Midkiff had a love for planting and keeping the earth full of trees,” Villalobos said. “Now it really has expanded. It is full force as far as the degree of the amount of plants.”
This year, the City of Palmhurst donated 25 oak trees to the campus. Councilmen Ruben De Leon and Robert A. Salinas were present to plant the first tree.