Back: Duke Energy Volunteer Team. Front row, from left: Anthony Strong (Pendleton County Superintendent), Rhonda Whitaker (Duke Energy Community Relations Manager), Mark Hegyi (Southern Elementary Principal), Kim Glenn (Duke Energy Gas Operations Supervisor), Stephanie Denneman (Southern Elementary Teacher/Earth Day Coordinator). Photo by Tammy Wessel.

Duke Energy volunteer team celebrates Earth Day with improvements at Southern

The Duke Energy Foundation sent a volunteer team consisting of 22 employees and contractors to Southern Elementary, April 21 for a  real "hands-on" Earth Day celebration. 

Members of the group spent several hours of the day making improvements to the school grounds. The outdoor classroom area was spruced up and beautified with the addition of freshly planted flowers and the installation of a lattice fence. Another task performed was the trimming of a large tree that hangs over the playground.

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