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Jefferson sixth grade beautifies zoo

Sixth grade students from Jefferson Elementary helped out the Great Bend Zoo Wednesday afternoon by planting flowers. The students have been giving back in this way for the past six years, said teacher Janell Foote.

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Jefferson Elementary School sixth grade students helped brighten a new area of the zoo Wednesday afternoon.  Nestled between the black and spotted leopards and the tiger, an area is being created where visitors can relax and enjoy a good book.  It will be called the Jefferson Readers Corner, in honor of the students  who have been returning each year for the past six years to give back to the community by helping with various grounds projects, said zookeeper John Zimmerman.  
Students planted a combination of perennial and annual flowers in the newly constructed raised beds. Salvias, hollyhocks, portulacas, gaillardias and ...

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