Nov 19, 2011 6:41 PM by Chris Welty

Several Lafayette Parish Schools Spruced-Up

Six Lafayette Parish Schools got a makeover this weekend.

UL students rolling up their sleeves and a little change of pace for these students especially for a Saturday.

Armed with scrapers, sanders, and paint brushes nearly two dozen UL students partnered up with the United Way of Acadiana spent their day fixing up N.P. Moss Annex.

"They have the talent and the time, so we supply the materials and it's a win-win situation for everybody," said Sandra Billeaudeau, N.P. Moss Annex Principal.

"We painted benches, we just helped out with everything. We packed books, anything that could be done," said volunteer Morgan Melder.

They also planted a new flower bed and picked up trash around campus in hopes that the improvements will have a positive effect on the students and faculty in their learning environment.

"It's important to have a neat, clean environment. sometimes just a little elbow grease and some paint gets the job done," said Billeaudeau.

These students are paying it forward saying this is a great opportunity to be a part of our community.

"It's the community I live in and that I work in. I think it enriches the culture and the environment to give back," said volunteer Aaron David.

"It helps out even if you're not in your home town, it's great to help out some other community that might need it more than your hometown does," said Melder.

Principal Billeaudeau says she appreciates the students hardwork and dedication, but she wishes they could stay a little bit longer.

"We could use it probably several more weekends. there is a lot of things that we could do."

N.P. Moss Annex wasn't the only school Saturday that was spruced up. Students were also working at Truman Montessori and several other schools. If you're interested in helping out in your community you can contact the United Way of Acadiana:

Chris Welty



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