Volunteers make Snohomish school sparkle

SNOHOMISH — Glacier Peak High School Principal Jim Dean was worried that nobody was going to show up for the annual Fall Campus Cleanup Day on Saturday.

The school, located at 7401 144th Place SE, was empty five minutes before the event started, he said.

By 9 a.m., just an hour later, about 100 students, along with people from around Snohomish, helping to spruce up the school.

It was the third year the school organized the cleanup in the fall. It is a way to keep the grounds in good shape and help the students feel pride about their school, Dean said.

On Saturday, the 123 people who showed up removed four dump trucks of weeds, trimmed overgrown bushes and cleaned up the flower beds. That was nearly double the 65 who volunteered last year.

One reason for the bump was help from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Clearview. They brought 85 volunteers, Dean said.

Students and their families were told about the event through school announcements and invitations mailed to their homes.

Keeping a clean and well-maintained school is important because it was built with taxpayer money.

“Our job is to take care of what we have for our community,” Dean said.

Alejandro Dominguez: 425-339-3422; adominguez@heraldnet.com.

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