Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Ground Breaking Ceremony

This morning we had the ground breaking ceremony to kick-start the construction of the new Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library. There were news media personalities, community activists, local politicians Jack Evans and Alex Padro, folks from library administration including Director Ginnie Cooper and President of the Board of Trustees John Hill and even Mayor Adrian Fenty.

In addition to the big names there were a whole bunch of little names as well, Ms. Smith's fourth grade class from Seaton Elementary School came to the ceremony and with their little hard hats and big gold shovels they dug the first few holes for the new building. Towanda Gravitt and I came over from the interim library and I got some pictures of the kids digging. Way to go guys!