NEGAUNEE — Fourth grade students at Lakeview Elementary spent part of their school day planting flowers at Miners Park in Negaunee for their annual Marigold Mania.
Over 100 students got down on their hands and knees to plant the marigolds that they potted in April at their greenhouse to became the youngest and newest members of the Negaunee Beautification Committee. The students were happy to be able to give back to their community and in return they got a little bit more than just getting out of school.
“They become members of the Negaunee Beautification Committee,” said Negaunee Beautification Committee Organizer Anna Mattson, “and they’re excited and they’re happy and this gives them some ownership of the park, when they see these marigolds all summer long.”
“I think it’s quite fun,” said 4th grade student Nathan Keough, “and I like getting dirty so that’s another reason why it’s fun for me.”
This is the fourth year that Lakeview Elementary students have helped the beautification committee. The marigolds can be seen along the edges of the park by Maas Street, US-41 and by the memorial pyramid.