By Thomas Bunn
This past weekend, District 3 Councilman Eloy Morales, with support from Home Depot and Republic Services, led a team of parents, teachers and faculty, students, and volunteers as they revitalized the campus of Hudnall Elementary School.
With paint brushes in hands, members of the community wasted no time getting their hands dirty as they painted poles, walls, doors, power washed the grounds and laid fresh mulch in the front of the school.
The Inglewood Police Department was on site and passed out over 100 bike helmets to kids and even taught one of the youngsters how to ride their bike along their bike safety courses.
“The most important thing to a school’s success and a child’s success is the parents. I’ve been so impressed with the PTA of this school, they didn’t take a small project and say let’s do something small, they said, let’s do something big,” Councilman Eloy Morales said at the opening of the event.
“All the major developments happening in the city over the last few years is the big set up, so that our kids know and have something to aspire to. So it starts here, at the educational level,” Mayor Butts added.
IUSD Board President Melody Ngaue-Tuuholoaki said, “It takes all of us working together, it’s a village, and it takes everything to make this happen for our students, GO HORNETS!”
Hudnall Elementary Principal Dawnyell Goolsby added, “I received a phone call this summer from Councilman Eloy Morales’ office, Jaime Gutierrez was my point man, and Councilman Morales had some great ideas for our site, and I thought it was a great thing that he actually thought of us. So please thank him, because I didn’t have to go and ask, he came to us.”