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Students and parents pitch in with cleanup

Published On: Jul 24 2013 07:20:45 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 24 2013 12:49:43 PM CDT
SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. -

Some volunteers are getting ready for the new school year by sprucing up the school.

Parents and students worked at Colonial Heights Middle School in Sullivan County Wednesday. Crews were cutting the grass, clipping shrubs and cleaning, all just in time for when students head back to the classroom August 5.

"If they come to an overgrown school [with grass] 12 inches high that looks like an abandoned building, it could be scary to some of the new kids. We want it to look nice, fresh, and make their experience at school fantastic," said parent Monica Cosma.

The director of Sullivan County Schools says tells us workers have been cutting the grass regularly this summer, but with all the rain it was taller than normal.