Community Creates Rock Garden for Fraklin

Keller Williams Celebrates RED Day with Rock Garden for Franklin
Posted on 05/10/2018
RED Day Rock GardenEmployees of the Greater Binghamton Keller Williams participated in RED Day, by creating a rock garden for the students of Franklin Elementary School. RED Day which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate is Keller Williams’ annual day of service that embodies the spirit and commitment their associates have to giving back to the cities and towns that they live and work in. Keller Williams employees and students pose near newly created rock garden
At the beginning of the school year, Keller Williams contacted the elementary school and wanted to know how they could help and give back to the community. Principal Suzanne Thomas and Assistant Principal Kyle Skinner had the idea for them to create a rock garden.
The idea came from the book “Only One You” by Linda Kranz, which encourages students to be true to themselves. The book stresses how everyone is unique, and that each of us have something to contribute to the world. On the first day of school, each student in K-5 painted their own rock. Today they placed approximately 450 rocks side-by-side in the newly created rock garden.
In the rock garden there is a sign that reads “There is only one you in this great big world. Make it a better place.” It’s a line from the book and will serve as a daily reminder to students that they are special and that they have the power to change the world.
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