GENTRY GENTRY - School Pride Days took place this summer at Gentry Intermediate School, with the following items accomplished:
◊Student center was painted with a bright yellow;
◊The boys and girls restrooms were painted and made more kid friendly;
◊The bulletin boards were redecorated;
◊Vinyl letters were used in the student center and on the entrance doors;
◊Furniture was moved in the student center;
◊Office bathrooms were painted;
◊Banners were relocated to the bus tunnel;
◊The front flower bed was replanted;
◊A new flower bed was created around the old oak at the circle drive;
◊The front of the building and concrete slab were power-washed.
Numerous businesses donated to make the campus project possible.
Among them was the Gentry Intermediate Parent-Teacher Organization; Curran Feed Store; Pioneer Pizza, Pioneer Patchworks;
Parks Lumber; Anderson's Lumber; Lowes; the LittleDebbie Store; and the Gentry Youth Organization.
Working on the projects from the school staff were: Denise Waters and her family; Carmen Tromp;
Rachael Thrailkill; Betsy Raiford; Heather Fox;
Jaymey Boston; Hannah Frazier; Rhonda Lyles; Sherrie Curry; Julie Harrison;
Terrie Metz and Michelle Wade.
Arvest Bank employees also contributed by providing shift labor. Two employees at a time came to help, with more coming on the next shift.
Parents and students contributed as well.
Among them were: Melissa Swinney; Sandy Smith;
Mark Thrailkill; Tracy and Chris Howard; Candis and Jesse Pettit; Sonia Engel;
Dana Philpott; Doug and Cathy Beach, Dawn Smith;
Kamrey Swinney; Katie Smith; Kenadi and Kaiden Thrailkill; Jackson and Jacob Howard; Tyler, Kacey and Gavin Pettit; Jeffrey Engel; Cheyenne, Chance and Chisum Philpott;
Chelsey Rae, Caityln and Chandler Beach; and Alyssa Smith.
Those who participated would like to make the program an annual event at the beginning of each school year.
News, Pages 8 on 09/09/2009