Hazel Dell students and staff will participate in an unveiling ceremony of a bronze bench donated by Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity on Wednesday, April 22. The bench will be placed in the school’s two-decades old butterfly garden, which has been made possible through contributions from many partners including Springfield Urban League Youth Empowerment Program and University of Illinois Springfield Athletics.
Students at Hazel Dell Elementary School will first be read to by volunteers from Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity beginning at 11:30 a.m. At the end of the lunch shifts, the unveiling ceremony will take place.
“The unveiling of this beautiful bronze bench is definitely another wonderful high point for our school, students, family and community,” said Hazel Dell Principal Jamar Scott. “School and community representatives from our original garden to our present garden will participate in this ceremony. It is our desire that future generations of Hazel Dell students, staff, families, and community members will be able to enjoy our butterfly garden and outdoor learning environment.”