Brown Elementary School receives $2,500 Lowes Grant

The Hazelwood School District elementary school will update its irrigation system and some greenery lost in last year's dry season.

Last year's dry spell killed the plants and landscaping in the front of Brown Elementary School in the Hazelwood School District (HSD). But now the school officials have funds to put towards a fix.

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF), a charitable division of Lowe's home improvement retail stores, selected the elementary school to receive a 2012 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant.

The company is giving the school $2,510, according to HSD, that will be used to landscape the area in front of the building by replacing dead trees and shrubs, as well as installing a watering system to prevent future damage. A portion of the money will also be used to create affirmation signs in the schools  'Character Courtyard' that are intended to remind students of expected character traits.

Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) has helped more than 1,000 schools across the country create reading gardens, build playgrounds and implement other improvement projects that help strengthen their schools and their communities, according to its website.

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