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Fort Kent 3rd Grade Students Prepare for Special Deliveries
Fort Kent – Fort Kent Elementary School students of Tamar Philbrook’s class recently gathered at Corriveau’s Hilltop Blossoms to turn empty cedar barrel planters into unique and stunning container gardens.

Before the school year ends, the 22 students, accompanied by Mrs. Philbrook and chaperones, will deliver the planters to Northern Maine Medical Center, Forest Hill, Therapy Works, Medical Office Building, Riverside Medical Offices, and the Wellness Center.

“The students are participating in a service-learning project that actually began more toward the beginning of the school year,” Philbrook noted. “We’ve held a car wash earlier this year which enabled us to raise the funds needed for this project. Students have also contributed funds from money raised doing extra chores at home. This year we raised $538, and we were also very fortunate to receive a $100 donation from the Veteran Memorial Fund.”

At Corriveau’s, each student selects those flowers, and in some instances vegetables, that will be planted. When delivered, each container garden will include a card identifying who it was planted by.

Another valuable lesson Mrs. Philbrook instructed her students on through this year was the value of saving money. This lesson was completed with a class field trip to the local Acadia Federal Credit to learn the value of opening a savings account and allowing your money to collect interest.

“On behalf of the entire NMMC organization, we would like to express our sincere thank you to Mrs. Philbrook, her 3rd grade class, parents, grandparents, and especially to Reno and Sue Corriveau, at Corriveau’s Hilltop Blossoms for the beautiful floral arrangements,” closed Charles Bard, Public Relations Coordinator at NMMC.

Photo: Mrs. Tamar Philbrook’s 3rd grade class, parents, grandparents, and owner Reno Corriveau present a
few of the prepared barrels. The barrels will then be placed on the grounds of NMMC facilities.

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