Since 1988 Palmer High School and the CSHS/Palmer Alumni Association, has hosted the annual Beautification Day. This year it will be on Saturday, May 20th 2017 from 9am to 12pm.

For the third year in a row, we have partnered with New Life Church, Downtown to spruce up the campus and “neighborhood”. The day consists of assigning work, planting flowers in all of the planters, picking up trash and sweeping areas in our neighborhood, painting projects, trimming shrubs and over all; a general clean up of the school grounds.

The Alumni Association started this, but as the years go by we all age. Many of the volunteers who used to help work on this, are now in their late 70's and early 80's. Therefore, Palmer’s maintenance staff has taken on this duty for over 16 years, with support from our Alumni, Palmer's students, Palmer's principal Mrs. Lara Disney, District 11 Facilities and most recently, New Life Church Downtown. This Year’s event has caused quite the buzz and we are expecting a large turnout from the New Life Church, Downtown.

Mrs. Disney and the Facilities Supervisor Angelo Martinez, realize with the upcoming mill levy issue on our next city election, that this is an opportunity for Palmer High School to really show the community, just how much we care about our school and our Palmer community! (“D-11 is the oldest school district in the Pikes Peak region and, like others, has been adversely impacted by state cuts to education funding. District officials say buildings are desperately in need of repairs and maintenance, schools could use more security guards, counselors and other staff, technology needs to be upgraded, and there are other pressing improvements. The last time the district went to the voters for additional funding was in 2005.” - Debbie Kelly/Gazette). Each year the school's funding and our Alumni, support this event by purchasing flowers, food and some material for this event. This year due to anticipated numbers of volunteers, we have an opportunity to do some projects that would really enhance our property.

Question: How many people drive by Platte and Nevada on a daily basis? 5,000? 10,000? More? How many work downtown and drive by Palmer, everyday? Like many of the other plots of flowers in the medians around town, it is very pleasing to our eyes to view this vibrancy and pride!

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