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Virginia’s First Lady Cuts Ribbon For Glebe Reading Garden

by ARLnow.com April 28, 2010 at 5:04 pm 3,008 1 Comment

Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell was at Glebe Elementary today as school, county and state officials helped to mark the opening of a new “reading garden.”

McDonnell used garden shears to cut a ceremonial ribbon as a crowd of about 50 adults and students applauded.

The reading garden was opened with the help of more than 100 parents, students, teachers and neighbors. It involved 200 planning hours, six dump truck loads of mulch and $22,000 in donations.

Joining McDonnell were state delegate Bob Brink, school board chair Sally Baird, superintendent Dr. Pat Murphy and county board members Barbara Favola and Mary Hughes Hynes.

  • I have really enjoyed being a part of this wonderful project. My congratulations to the Glebe Reading Garden committee, volunteers, donors, school staff & administrators, and Arlington Public Schools support personnel who made it happen!

    The article above mentions the more than 200 hours of planning by the design team, but left out the many countless hours of actual work by over 100 volunteers that went into creating and maintaining the Reading Garden. Kudos to all involved!

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