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Everything’s coming up marigolds

Lakeview Elementary School teacher Janet Ringuette lead students in Tuesday’s planting effort at Miners Park in Negaunee. (Journal photo by Vickie Fee)

NEGAUNEE — It’s planting time, and fourth graders at Lakeview Elementary School got involved with a bit of gardening at Miners Park in Negaunee on Tuesday.

Anna Mattson, Negaunee Beautification Committee organizer, tapped the school to help with the project of planting about 250 marigolds at Miners Park.

Tuesday morning, the full contingent of fourth graders walked to Miners Park, each of the approximately 125 students carrying two marigold plants.

The students had planted the seeds and nurtured the plants in a greenhouse. Mattson had marked the areas to be planted with brightly-colored popsicle sticks.

Teacher Janet Ringuette led her class of 24 students to the front of the park to take care of the planter under the Miners Park sign.

Students are busy planting marigolds at the park. (Journal photo by Vickie Fee)

After showing them how to take the plants out of the pots and make sure the roots were unloosed, the kids got to work passing around a box of small spades to make the holes for the plants.

A few drops of rain were descending from the gray skies to give the flowers their first watering.

The students made quick work of planting in different areas of the park before walking back to the school.

Vickie Fee can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 542 Her email address is vfee@miningjournal.net.

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