This summer, the Fostertown ETC Magnet School “Reading Garden” was revitalized with a $2,400 donation and labor of love by employees from the Newburgh and Middletown Lowes Home Improvement stores.
Store managers, Angelo Resso, of Lowes Newburgh, and Rodney Mata, of Lowes Middletown, led a crew of Lowes Heroes volunteers during a one day upgrade of the garden. The volunteers removed the old fencing and overgrown flowerbeds.
Now, when students and faculty arrive to begin the new school year they will see a revitalized “Reading Garden” complete with a picnic table, bench, and pewter fountain. In addition, a new fence and stone paved floor bed was installed, along with a new wood encased flowerbox with colorful perennials.