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Bush Community Members honored for Support

Students Enjoy Cafe

Bush students are enjoying the cafe addition to the library.

With the school year well underway, the teachers, administration and students at Bush Middle School took some time out to show their appreciation for some special community members who helped make the library transformation possible.

"This renovation was the culmination of a lot of time and effort from many people. We wanted to show our appreciation to all of the individuals who helped make it happen," said Bush Librarian, Christie Hirst. "It was a surprise to everyone to see how many people who played a part in this process."

The library hosted a morning reception that included coffee and “make your own yogurt parfait.” Afterwards, a PowerPoint presentation featured pictures of the changes in the library throughout the renovation. Christie Hirst said the slide show was beneficial because, “You get used to the new look of the library so quickly, that it’s good to have the pictures to remind you of the changes that have occurred.”

A second presentation was made to individually thank staff and community members for their contributions. Among those recognized were the school custodians, led by Anthony Merriweather, for painting the library over the summer and moving furniture and boxes. The Bush Middle School Reading Department was acknowledged for their assistance with classifying the fiction books by genre. Chrystal Payne, the campus bookkeeper was thanks for her advice with paint color, carpet and décor.

Special recognition was given to several community members with the presentation of “Super Bulldog with Pride” certificates for their special efforts. Among those receiving the certificates were Leo and Elizabeth Padgett, Christie’s parents, who helped dismantle the book shelves to re-purpose them in a different configuration.

Jill and Mitch Dorn

Jill and Mitch Dorn of A-1 Freeman Moving Group.

Mitch and Jill Dorn of A-1 Freeman Moving Group, donated hundreds of boxes used to relocate books and also loaned professional library moving carts to simplify the packing process. Merryl Gutierrez and her neighbor, Wayne Goldston of Indeco Sales were recognized for the donation of custom-made furniture for a café area and student lounge.

The contributions and efforts of those present will be enjoyed by the students and teachers of Bush Middle School for many years to come.

Posted on October 28, 2013