Soldiers and Civilians Come Together in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Trees Columbus Inc. provided the trees and mulch, KCBC provided the cleanup supplies and members of the ABOLC (Blackmon Road Middle Partner-In-Education) and students from Blackmon Road provided the manpower.

On Saturday, January 27, 2018, Trees Columbus, Inc, volunteers from Fort Benning’s Armor Basic Officers Leadership Course (ABOLC), Columbus Consolidated Government Urban Forest & Beautification Division, and students from Blackmon Road Middle School ended the Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission’s (KCBC) 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations by planting 22 trees and conducting a cleanup on the campus of Blackmon Road Middle School.

Trees Columbus Inc.  provided the trees and mulch, KCBC  provided the cleanup supplies and members of the ABOLC (Blackmon Road Middle Partner-In-Education) and students from Blackmon Road provided the manpower.

City officials said they were excited to finalize our MLK Jr. Celebrations with this environmental collaborative project!

Twenty Oak trees were planted along the fence line of the school’s athletic field and two Dogwood trees were planted in front of the school in honor and recognition of the late Mrs. Marie DeRamus (Blackmon Road Middle School first principal) and the late Mr. John (Pepper) Spurlock (past Assistant Principal of East Columbus).

There were approximately 40 soldiers and 15 students to provide volunteer services.

Despite the rain the work was completed and the trees benefited from the extra moisture falling to the ground to help with the planting process.

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