Volunteers busy on landscaping

A team of volunteers, including Delta staff and Alexandra Lions Club members, work on landscaping...
A team of volunteers, including Delta staff and Alexandra Lions Club members, work on landscaping at the new Alexandra Kindergarten. Delta staff lending a hand yesterday are digger driver Peter Vaughan, of Alexandra, with Rebecca Nesbit, of Cromwell, and Ewan Watson, of Queenstown, laying the turf. Photo by Lynda Van Kempen.
The new Alexandra Kindergarten was a hive of activity yesterday, with tradesmen adding the final touches indoors and volunteers hard at work on the landscaping.

The kindergarten will open on April 27 and head teacher Jan Johnson said the children and teachers "can't wait".

Delta staff from Cromwell, Queenstown and Alexandra spent yesterday working on the landscaping and installing irrigation. Alexandra Lions Club members have also been working on the project for the past few weeks.

Delta Central Otago distribution manager Richard Morris said staff volunteered on a community-based project for one day every year.

"We're got office staff here today, line mechanics, parks and recreation staff, the payroll lady and staff from the civil arm of the company," Mr Morris said.

About 20 staff were involved.

The turf being laid in the grounds was from Dunstan High School and had been removed to make way for the new gymnasium.

The $1 million kindergarten is based in the grounds of the Alexandra Primary School and replaces the old Matau St building.

Mrs Johnson said the volunteers' contribution was "awesome".

 

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