Crawford Elementary teacher, Michael Pennington wrote a grant to the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission and was awarded over $1,500 for school grounds improvement in March, 2019!
The grant proposal was to purchase 12 benches to add around Crawford Elementary's campus. Pennington says, 'I wanted to encourage students, staff, and community members to go outside and enjoy the natural beauty around Crawford Elementary. There are a variety of mature trees and ornamental plants to observe and enjoy!'
Two of the benches have already been installed in front of Crawford where there was no outdoor seating previously.
The remaining benches will be placed around the upper and lower playgrounds.
"I would like to thank everyone who helped in this process including the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Lowe's Home Improvement, and RSD Maintenance department for assembling and installing the new benches."
Those pictured from left to right are Sadee Denton, Michael Pennington, and Raul Cervantes.