"Take what you need, give what you can, and above all be blessed."
That is the message the Arp Elementary third-graders are sending the Arp Community.
That is also the message that will be displayed on the "Little Lemons Blessings Box," that will permanently be part of the Arp Community Center. It will serve for people to donate non-perishable items, including food, clothing, blankets, household supplies, toiletries, etc., and for those less fortunate to stop by and pick up something they need.
It will make its debut at the Arp Strawberry Festival Saturday.
Since the beginning of the school year, Mrs. Laura Harvey's class was looking for the opportunity to do some sort of community service project.
They came up with this idea.
All four third grade classes participated. Mrs. Harvey's class along Mrs. Jennifer Mauldin's class had each of their students add lemons with their names to the wooden box.
Mrs. Kayla Holley and Mrs. Crystal Hopson's classes signed their names to the outside of the box.
The box itself was built and donated to Arp Elementary by Anthony Gerometta.