DREMC donates trees to CES

Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Cornersville Elementary School Junior Beta Club members joined DREMC employees in planting six oak trees.

Before too long, students at Cornersville Elementary School finding themselves on the campus grounds with beautiful shade to cool them on warm days thanks to Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC).

On Thursday, March 8, DREMC employees joined members of the CES Junior Beta Club in planting three Willow Oaks, three Pin Oaks and three Swamp White Oaks, but before the planting began, Bonnie Reese, CES principal, addressed the students.

"You are taking part in something special," she told the young men and women. "You will be a part of your school's history. I hope you realize this is also a part of your future."

With that said, a question and answer session was held before the DREMC employees an d Junior Betas grabbed their shovels and started planting.

A bit of information on the donated trees: they will grow anywhere from 70 to 80 feet tall, and could live for the next 250 to 300 years, guaranteeing comfortable shade for future generations of CES students.