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Students spend Earth Day beautifying Tipton County park

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BRIGHTON, TN (WMC-TV) - Some Mid-South school kids spent their Earth Day helping improve the looks of their city.

Over 250 seventh graders from Brighton Middle School celebrated Earth Day by volunteering their time to beautify Brighton's city park. 

In addition to planting hundreds of shrubs and spreading loads of mulch, students also cleaned out old flower beds and put down fertilizer. 

Students also planted Dogwood trees and also had a local resident breed a new rose bush called My Hometown, in honor of their hard work. 

The new rosebush is also part of this beautification project.

"Me and my friends have been planting trees and flowers and just helping the Earth grow and breathe," said 7th grader Breanna Malone.

"We felt like this was a perfect place to bring our kids so they could give back and actually a park  where they are playing ball and participating in activities on a regular basis here anyway," said teacher Wanda Scott.

This clean up project was an effort between the city of Brighton and the middle school.  Most of the plants put in Wednesday were donated to the students by local businesses. 

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