Northview Primary School in Findlay is getting a facelift, with the help of Home Depot and other local businesses.
The school won a $2,000 grant from the hardware distributor to spruce up its entrance and landscaping. Workers started today, and teachers and Northview Principal Eric Payne will join them Friday.
More than 50 teachers and volunteers, including Payne, are planning on working from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday or until the project is finished, said Christopher Miller, an area resident supervisor at Home Depot who helped coordinate the project.
While Home Depot’s grant was worth $2,000, about 11 other area businesses also donated money and supplies totaling more than $7,000, Miller said.
“I’m just really impressed with everyone who stepped up to get this done,” Miller said.
The main portion of the project, re-landscaping areas in front of the school, is something Payne said is “much needed.”
Workers will also paint portions of the building’s exterior, doing a little “touching up,” Payne said.
Destroyed or missing basketball hoop rims also will be replaced by workers after they were ripped off backboards in the past year.
Courier education reporter Max Filby will have more on Friday.