SARNIA, ON - As a part of the 50th Anniversary Legacy Day at Lambton College, the Lambton College Student Administrative Council and Varsity Athletic teams made their mark on the community. Partnering with John DeGroot and DeGroot's Nurseries, 75 students, including coaches, went off to Holy Trinity Catholic School and Lansdowne Public School to plant new trees to beautify the community and provide shade to school children.
With DeGroot leading the charge, the students planted a total of 14 trees between the two schools, including a beautiful new garden at Holy Trinity. General Manager of SAC James Grant couldn't speak highly enough of the help John DeGroot and DeGroot's Nurseries put forth. "Without John and DeGroot's Nurseries our legacy project would not have got off the ground. His ability to lead and coordinate this event made this the huge success that it was. We owe him a great deal of thanks."
The Lambton College students braved the poor conditions, battling mud, puddles, and cool temperatures to complete the school sites. It took all hands on deck before the final shovel was laid to rest, nearly seven hours after breaking ground.
Lambton Athletic Director John Faragher couldn't have been prouder of the effort put forth by all of the students involved. "I was impressed. The turnout for the tree planting at the schools far exceeded expectations. The effort and resiliency of the students was amazing, especially considering the conditions and challenging tasks. Lambton College should be proud of its student council and student-athletes and the way they conducted and represented themselves during the 50th Anniversary event."
This was one project that Lambton College put forth as a part of the 50th Anniversity Legacy Project. The College made an impact all throughout Lambton County, and for more information check out https://www.lambtoncollege.ca/50th/.