Lowe’s donates labor, materials for Wayne school project

Garden City benefits from community project

Students at Garden City Elementary were greeted with new additions to the school’s two portable classrooms today.

The Lowe’s store at 10th Street and I-465 in Wayne Township is donated more than $5,000 worth of labor and materials to build outdoor learning decks for the two classrooms, along with a new ramp for one of them.

The school has added the two portable classrooms to accommodate growing enrollment at Garden City Elementary over the past several years. Principal Pam Hardy says she knows the 50 students who use those classrooms will be thrilled with the new decks.

“I’m so excited for the kids to have this outdoor learning space,” she said.

The project is part of a program called Lowe’s Heroes. The program, started more than 10 years ago, encourages store employees to team together, adopt a volunteer project, and “make a difference.”

The Garden City project is receiving other support as well. Wayne Township Trustee Andy Harris made a personal donation of $1,000, and came to the school to work on the project. Wayne Township Fire Department personnel were on hand, along with members of a Ben Davis High School parent group called the BD Dads.

“This is the fun part of my job,” said Bill Morrissey, manager of the Lowe’s at 10th and I-465. “It’s awesome.”