A group of Grade 7 students in Williams Lake were getting their hands dirty Wednesday while helping beautify the grounds at Cariboo Memorial Hospital.
Organizer Harry Jennings said he called Lake City Secondary School’s Columneetza campus asking if any students would be interested in helping plant flowers in the 14 planters around the hospital.
“They put me in touch with the Outdoor Education Academy teacher Kim Zalay and the students are here,” Jennings said after he gave the students a quick how-to on transferring potted plants into the planters and they got to work.
Each year the flowers are purchased for the hospital planters thanks to the Heather Morton-Knezevich Memorial Fund.
“I worked with Heather at the Ministry of Forests,” Jennings said. “She passed away 16 years ago and her husband Fred set up a fund to help beautify the hospital grounds.”
Jennings and others have kept the funding project going and last year purchased two palliative care beds for Deni House.