by Danielle Wagner
FREDERICKSBURG (IOWA) Flower planting, weed pulling, dusting and sweeping.
About 200 Sumner-Fredericksburg students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade helped beautify their town.
"We're planting petunias and flowers like that to make it look nicer," said student Lucas Wendland.
The middle school students teamed up with the Fredericksburg Garden Club to plant flowers around town.
"When they drive through town throughout the summer, to say I'm the one who planted those. They're enthusiastic to do it," said principal Jill Glenn.
Other projects included cleaning the windows and the chalk board and desks in the old school house.
"The kids work all year on character counts and the six pillars. This is our way of giving back to the community and showing our citizenship pillar," said Glenn.
"We're trying to help out our community by making our town entrance look a lot better," said student Gunner Mohs.
The eighth grade students have participated in the community day for three years.
"We get to help our community by volunteering," said Mohs.
With all the students helping, it only takes about two hours to get work done that would otherwise take days.
With new flowers and fewer weeds, the town of Fredericksburg is spruced up for summer.
Reporter: Danielle Wagner
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