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By Lacey Gardner

Immaculate Conception School uses grant to Beautify Wellsville Elks Lodge

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Immaculate Conception School Fifth Grade students Mason Edwards, right, and Greyson Faulkner, left, shovel mulch for flower beds at the Elks Club in Wellsville

By Sandy Rigas

               Fifth Grade students from Immaculate Conception School spent part of their morning Thursday helping to bring some spring beauty to East Pearl Street in Wellsville.

               With funding from a Wellsville Development Corporation grant applied for by the school, they were able to “beautify” the exterior of the Elks Lodge 14895. The students hung flowering baskets around the porch and shoveled mulch onto flower beds flanking the building.

               “We wanted to give back something to the Elks, as they always do so much for our community,” said Julie Willson, ICS Administrative Assistant.

               With gratitude for the students’ efforts, the Elks Club treated them to a pizza and wing lunch afterwards. “The breakfast pizza was awesome,” said a student.

               When asked if shoveling mulch was hard work, one student said, “Not for me, I have strong muscles!”

Another chimed in, “Manure is way heavier.”

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