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Deerfield Beach Middle School Receives $3,500 to Create Memorial Garden in Honor of the Late Tuskege

Friday, January 13, 2017

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Students, Teachers, District Staff, Parents, Community Members, PTSA Members, Broward Sheriff’s Office Explorer Cadets, City of Deerfield Beach Staff, Broward College Staff and Chick-fil-A Staff

Students from the International Baccalaureate (IB) Magnet Program at Deerfield Beach Middle School will create a memorial garden with help from community volunteers to honor the late Tuskegee Airman Lt. Colonel Leo Gray.  Broward College awarded a $3,500 grant for the project. Home Depot also supports the project with a $200 donation, Chick-fil-A is providing lunch for the volunteers and the City of Deerfield Beach is providing assistance with the project.  

WHEN:   Monday, January 16, 2017, noon – 3:30 p.m.

Schedule of Events:
Noon – 12:15 p.m.:
 Registration of volunteers
12:15 – 1 p.m.:  Lunch, opening remarks and unveiling of commemorative monument
1 – 3:15 p.m.:  Volunteers create the memorial garden
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.: Closing remarks

Deerfield Beach Middle School
701 SE Sixth Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Volunteers have an opportunity to give back to the community with a day of service taking place on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by honoring Lt. Colonel Leo Gray who inspired students at Deerfield Beach Middle.



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