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January 21, 2005

Thomasville- Thomasville Landmarks went to Harper Elementary School Friday to help students build their very own "box city."

Instead of power-saws, scissors cut the walls for these buildings. And instead of nail guns, glue holds them together. While the buildings aren't real, the lesson Thomasville Landmarks is teaching these children is. "It shows them there are possibilities in their city to grow up here and become a part of the community.", says Thomasville Landmarks' Sara Beth Stribling.

With eager faces and busy hands, these students created and named their very own city. Not only does the program help these students learn about architecture and heritage, it also helps them grow internally. "Well, hopefully we will help instill in them a feeling of pride and accomplishment for their city and community.", says Stribling.

Thomasville Landmarks pays for the program, and brings all of the materials for the students. The students only bring creativity.

Posted at 5:15 PM by stephen.ryan@walb.com