John Edwards Middle/High School in Port Edwards is getting a little work done. The school was awarded close to $3 thousand through the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation.
Students chose to use the money to improve the entrance to the school's century-old Dorothy Alexander Auditorium.
John Edwards beat over 350 other schools in the U.S. to get the grant. "Now we're adding landscaping," said Kyle Cronan, principal of John Edwards, "Some benches, some lighting... So that the entrance is really attractive for our community."
Students and faculty were out all day working on the new entrance. Including the store manager from Lowe's in Plover.
"A lot of people think... big box retailers (aren't) involved with the community," said Mike Warning, manger of Lowe's in Plover, "We love these projects, and we do 'em."
Lowe's Toolbox for Education has given more than $38 million in grants in the past eight years. The students and faculty hope to finish the entire project over the weekend.