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FFA enhances west entrance to middle school in Madrid PDF Print E-mail


By Jan Rahn

Managing Editor

In a collaborative effort, the Perkins County FFA students and their ag instructor, Doug Babbitt, created a welcoming look at the entrance to the middle school building in Madrid.

During sweltering heat, Babbit and the students dug away sod, hauled rock and placed plants in an area that had little appeal on the west side of the school building. 

The main features of the landscaping project are a tree carving and a log bench constructed by Chris Johnson from the trunk of a tree cut down. 

The unattractive tree near the entrance left needles all over the ground on top of dead grass caused by its shadow. 

The adjacent grass with only a fire hydrant contrasting it needed rejuvenation.

Babbitt and his students spent several hours over a two-day period in early August moving sod to the area of the basketball court. 


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