ROGERSVILLE — The masters and the pupils were working side by side earlier this week helping to beautify one of the city’s historic landmarks.
The Hawkins County Master Gardeners hold their monthly meetings rent free at the Price Public Community Center on Hasson Street. They earn their keep by practicing their craft on the flowerbeds at the 96-year-old former African-American School turned community center and museum.
On Tuesday evening, Master Gardeners Joanne Irvin and Elizabeth Price were joined by four Boy Scouts from Troop 199 who were acquiring some of the community service time needed to earn badges.
“Stella Gudger tells me what she wants done, and then we do it,” Irvin said. “The Boy Scouts need community service, and there’s actually several troops (that participate). But everyone was busy today. Sometimes there’s as many as 20 kids here.”
Gudger is very appreciative of her gardening help — especially the part where she doesn’t have to do the work.
“I love it,” she said. It’s good to delegate. I just appreciate all that you do.”
The Scouts who participated Tuesday included Dakota Delph, Caeden Webb, Addeson Webb and Izaiah Hoe.