Plant Am­bler’s minies­say con­test win­ners

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To the Ed­i­tor: The vol­un­teers of Plant Am­bler are pleased to share the win­ning en­tries in the mini-es­say con­tests we held at the re­cent Earth­fest at Tem­ple Univer­sity.

Ka­iana Oquendo, Cen­tral High School, 11th grade, wrote: “A com­mu­nity should have flow­ers be­cause it helps to bring out the beauty of the land. If you put flow­ers any­where it makes it pos­si­ble for peo­ple to see the hid­den nat­u­ral beauty a com­mu­nity con­tains. Not only does it un­leash such hid­den beauty, it raises a sort of ‘want­ing’ to bring peo­ple in to the com­mu­nity. Flow­ers can mo­ti­vate peo­ple to get into touch with na­ture.”

Jer­ick, Alvin, Shane, Joel, Allen, Kyle, Con­ner, and Ed­ward, 7th graders from Green­berg school, col­lab­o­rated to write: “Peo­ple should vol­un­teer to help the com­mu­nity be­cause it helps the com­mu­nity to be a better place. We could clean the streets, plant trees and flow­ers and clean the for­est. With­out vol­un­teers life would be hor­ri­ble. An­i­mals will lose their habi­tat and there would be a worse cli­mate change ever. This is why peo­ple should vol­un­teer to help the com­mu­nity and en­vi­ron­ment, and the earth.”

Ag­nier Mosby, a 5th grader from Lewis C. Cas­sidy School, wrote: “Peo­ple should be vol­un­teers to help make the world a better place.”

And Tamere, a 6th grader from Alain Locke El­e­men­tary School, wrote: “I think we should have flow­ers be­cause it looks beau­ti­ful in our com­mu­nity and so when I get mar­ried I can give flow­ers to my wife.”

Plant Am­bler is a group of vol­un­teers that has been plant­ing and main­tain­ing flow­ers through­out the bor­ough’s busi­ness district since 1973. All pur­chases are made pos­si­ble by do­na­tions from lo­cal busi­nessper­sons and in­ter­ested in­di­vid­u­als. Read­ers who would like to vol­un­teer or do­nate can call 215219-6553 for in­for­ma­tion. Hi­lary Heck­man

Plant Am­bler

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