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Sprucing up the schools

Daniel Axford teachers plant flowers around the school's flagpole. Pictured (from left): Katie LaPonse (first grade), Jamie Murdoch (second grade), Katie Francis (Young Fives), Kylee Ribant (kindergarten) and IB Coordinator Rita Flynn. (click for larger version)
August 27, 2014 - Parents, students and teachers from Daniel Axford and Oxford Elementary rolled up their sleeves Monday and worked together to spruce up the grounds of their schools.

They spread mulch. They planted flowers. They pulled weeds. They painted fresh lines for playground games.

They did lots of hard work on a muggy, 90-plus-degree day because they care about their schools. And they didn't go looking for any media attention – we found them.

That's the real Oxford, not the marketing version. – CJC

CJ Carnacchio is editor for The Oxford Leader. He lives in the Village of Oxford with his wife Connie and daughter Larissa. When he's not busy working on the newspaper, he enjoys cigars/pipes, Martinis/Scotch, hunting and fishing.
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