Prescott students participate in Senn’s Park planting party

See some little kids doing something good
for their Parkrose neighborhood!

Luis and Jorge Sota help plant flower bulbs with Alayna and Shana MacBean.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton
Some kids never have the opportunity of learning the joy of helping others. Not so with many of the children from Prescott Elementary School in Parkrose.

“We’re all out here planting bulbs to help celebrate our new park,” explained project organizer, Jim MacBean, co-chair of the Prescott Elementary School PTA. “We’re trying to get a bunch of bulbs out now – we’ll all enjoy them in the springtime.”

Lots of little hands make the work go quickly. And, who doesn’t like playing in the dirt?

MacBean, who is also the chair of the school district’s Family Engagement Team, added that co-sponsors for the event included the Parkrose Neighborhood Association and Friends of Senn’s Dairy Park.

“It’s important for kids to be involved in their community,” added MacBean. “A lot of parents don’t have their kids be involved. When they learn to volunteer at a young age, they’ll grow up to be better community members as adults.”

© 2008 David F. Ashton ~ East Portland News Service

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