Northwest Rankin gets landscaping make over - - Jackson, MS

Northwest Rankin gets landscaping make over

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FLOWOOD, MS (WLBT) – Northwest Rankin High School gets a facelift as a community comes together to re-landscape the campus.

Hundreds of volunteers donated their time Sunday afternoon to plant trees and shrubbery to spruce up the campus. 

Students, teachers, churches and others in the community worked side by side digging, replanting, spreading pine straw and hauling dirt.

The Community Service Day was scheduled Saturday but was postponed because of severe weather.

The effort was spear headed by 1999 graduate Ryan Murphy whose landscaping company designed the plans and worked to get the materials donated.

"It's all coming together today in one day four hours, everybody jumping on at one time getting all the beds prepared and plant mix and the plants installed so it's going to be a big day," said landscaper Ryan Murphy.

"We thought it was really important to make the outside of our school shine just like the inside. We have a lot of great things going on inside Northwest, and we wanted to make the outside look just like it," said Student Body President Kaitlyn Barton.

"When you come out here on a Sunday afternoon giving up your time, it's just a wonderful day for all of us to get together. It's a spirit of service and helping out," said Northwest Rankin Principal Richard Morrison.

The renovation is estimated at more than $100,000.00.

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