Volunteer Group To Paint Exterior Of Sugar Mill Elementary

By on April 14, 2016 in WNDB News

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Port Orange, FL – Sugar Mill Elementary School is set to benefit from a community sponsored beautification project.

On Saturday, April 16, the Leadership Class XX from the Port Orange South Daytona (POSD) Chamber of Commerce will paint several areas on the Sugar Mill Elementary School campus.

“During the Leadership XX tour of several Port Orange Schools, the class learned of needs Sugar Mill Elementary has and chose to initiate a beautification project at the school,” said Jennifer Card, Leadership Class XX Graduate. Around 74% of Sugar Mill’s students are on free or reduced lunch and approximately 4% of its families are considered homeless.

The Leadership Class XX has received funding and donations from community members and businesses including the Port Orange South Daytona Chamber, Realty Pros Assured, Seacoast Bank, Sherwin Williams, Halifax Health, Donadio Law Office, and the Florida Small Business Development Center.

“This Leadership Class took the City Manager Jake Johansson’s simple idea of POP (Port Orange Pride) and ran with it,” said Debbie Connors, Executive Direct of Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce. “We are so excited for our community to come together for this and future projects, it is leadership in action and a testament to the efficacy of the Leadership program.”

“The beautification project by the Leadership class is so appreciated and needed since several years of budget cuts have forced the school and district to prioritize funds,” said Dr. Paul Nehrig, Principal of Sugar Mill Elementary School. Nehrig says the Leadership class is going to make the exterior of the Sugar Mill campus “match the top-notch teaching and learning that’s going on inside the classroom.”

Port Orange Pride (POP) is a volunteer group of Port Orange citizens. For more information, or to join and/or donate call 386-898-2179 or email annahacket@hotmail.com.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2016.

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