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Teacher Appreciation Week Brings Extreme Makeover to Dewitt Elementary

DeWitt PTA remodels out-of-date teacher's lounge to show its thanks.

Extreme makeovers are usually reserved for unfashionable folks or hundred year old homes, but every once in a while, there's an exception to the rule. 

In this case, two dozen DeWitt PTA members convened at the to breathe new life into the decades-old teacher's lounge.

Led by PTA president Stephanie Ball, the volunteers hit local do-it-yourself stores, purchased $1,500 in materials and worked all weekend long to remodel the drab and outdated decor for teacher appreciaion week.

They lugged out old furniture, cleaned, scrubbed, painted, nailed in new picture frames and set up modern chairs, tables and shelves. 

"We've been planning this since September," said Ball on Sunday as final touches were applied to the new and improved room. "We really wanted to show our thanks and knew this would be the way to do it."

Teachers received the surprise as they walked into school on Monday morning, said volunteer Megan Blosser.

"The big reveal was a hit," she said. "The teachers love their new lounge and there might have been a happy tear or two."

Want to offer a few words of appreciation to DeWitt's teachers? Leave a comment below. 

Mike Penta May 01, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Nice job! Thank you PTA for doing this!
Henrietta Beck May 01, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Congratulations to the DeWitt PTA! You have given of yourselves to the Teachers who Teach your children, to let them know THANK YOU for all you do. What an amazing bunch of Parents, I applaud you all.
regina kneil May 02, 2012 at 01:28 AM
It looks awesome! Congrats to Dewitt Staff, and a BIG THANK YOU to all those who spent many hours making this happen. Proud parent and PTA member.

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