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July 16, 2012

United Way’s Summer Serve Youth Volunteers Built a Waist-High Planter Box for our Seniors

Seniors at IHA’s Weinberg House Apartments in Frederick are looking forward to planting flowers and vegetables in the new waist-high planter box that was built especially for them by some of the youth volunteers participating in the Summer Serve program managed by the United Way of Frederick County.

Brian Duchon, the Community Impact Director for the United Way, worked right along with the teens to build the planter from scratch. Pictured along with Brian (in the hat) is volunteer Sean Gribben.

Jennie Williams, an American Studies major at UMBC, assisted Brian with the volunteer program. Here she is (on the left) with some of the volunteers as they study the plans for the project.

Some of the volunteers sanding before the final paint is applied.

The volunteers also planted flowers, washed off the plastic patio furniture and painted the wooden rocking chairs.

All of the building material was generously donated by Lowe’s.

Thanks to everyone for making this project so successful!

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