As part of the ‘Restore the Luster’ program at Wheeler High School, the Wheeler Cheerleading Association has begun their project to improve the area they love, the football field facility. On November 18, they began the process with the help of Home Depot’s materials. The first step, clipping the overgrown hedges and painting a peeling, run-down equipment shed.
Several months ago, the Merchant’s Walk Home Depot-Store 111, responded to appeals by Wheeler High School to rehabilitate an exterior. Students’ parents wanted to give the space a little something extra, while providing a worthy spot for commemorative bricks. “Team Depot” Captain Rob Wilson was dispatched immediately and a project was born. The “Team Depot” concept harnesses the skills of Home Depot’s volunteer affiliates to execute hands-on projects within the community.
Various Wheeler student organizations, teams and clubs have rallied behind the “Adopt a Spot” projects and will work with supplies donated by The Home Depot. Team Depot and Wheeler’s community spirit are a perfect example of what business know-how and community activism can accomplish together. Physically, the 42-year-old Wheeler High School has seen better days, but the 16 organizations that have signed up (thus far) to “Adopt a Spot,” want to reclaim them.
The installation and ribbon cutting of Team Depot’s first project at Wheeler High School will be on Thursday, November 29th at 8:00 AM. Two drainage problem-areas will be re-graded, repaved and replanted with donations from Home Depot and their team partner, Pavestone. Wheeler horticulture students will be on hand to learn “hard-scaping,” from the experts. Wheeler anticipates and welcomes anyone from the community to watch and benefit from the free hands-on demonstration.