North Woods ES to enter IPM beautification competition - Nov. 24, 2016
BY SHAWN LOUGHLIN
The latest entrant in the 2017 International Plowing Match (IPM) beautification competition is North Woods Elementary School, one of the closest schools to the site of the match.
Principal Wendy Armstrong-Gibson said that once she heard that the IPM was hosting the beautification competition, she knew she wanted the school to be involved.
One of the preliminary actions was bringing on Susan Alexander, a parent who has been heavily involved with the school over the years, to help get the ball rolling.
Soon after Armstrong-Gibson declared the school’s intention to get involved, plans were drawn up and a timeline has been put in place. Amanda White from Buds ’n Blossoms designed the plan for the school.
Armstrong-Gibson says the plans for the front of the school, which is an expansive portion of greenspace on the west side of Ethel Line, include planting a number of trees, as well as improving some of the school’s gardens that face the road.
The principal also says she’s hoping to implement an antique (or, at least old) piece of farm machinery to be placed near the front of the lot, close to the road.
Armstrong-Gibson says she’s hoping that someone in the community will perhaps volunteer a piece of farm machinery for the duration of the contest to help the school out.
Anyone wishing to help the school in its efforts to be beautiful in time for next year’s IPM or to donate the use of some antique farm machinery, is encouraged to call the school at 519-887-6601.