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Page 6C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press April 24, 2013 + COUmESY PHOTOS SUBMI~ED REPORT Teachers, students and parents celebrated the grand opening of the new Tom Green Elementary School Gar- den on Monday. Sponsored by Saint Elizabeth Church and designed by second-grade Lead Teacher Patricia San- toyo, the large garden features raised beds, a tunnel entrance arbor, brick paths, a sensory garden, a butterfly/humming- bird garden and more. "The garden will be an outdoor classroom for the whole school," Santoyo said. "We can do hands-on learning in science, art - really, all of our subjects. Each level from kinder through fifth will par- ticipate, with increasing levels of content complexity." Saint Elizabeth Church, which "adopted" the sec- ond grade with mentors and classroom aquariums this year, funded the materials to build the garden through pro- ceeds of the community-wide HomeMade for the Holidays bazaar and art show last win- ter. '~nything we raise from the community is earmarked to go back into to the com- munity, said Pastor Jennifer Brooke Davidson "We plan to move into rain water catchment in the next phase," said Principal Chris Summers "This can be a great April 28th, 2013 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. 1705 Ranch Road 165 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. For information: Sharon Herbert sharonher bertSO@gmaiLcom