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Greenhouse dedication set for Oct. 19

Krystle Wagner • Oct 6, 2018 at 2:00 PM

The community is invited to celebrate the dedication ceremony of Central High School’s renovated greenhouse.

The ceremony is set for 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the school, 106 S. Sixth St.

The ceremony also will honor Kathy Anderson, a longtime paraprofessional who worked for Grand Haven Area Public Schools for 30 years before she died in June 2017. 

Anderson, who was involved in Central High School since it was located on Elliott Street, also taught swimming in the Grand Haven area. When she became ill, it was her wish that the greenhouse would be up and running and operational year-round, Central Principal Paul Kunde said.

After Anderson’s death, a memorial fund was established and individuals contributed to help.

When the greenhouse was first built, preschool children used it in the summer.

A few people had the vision to make the space available to use year-round, which meant it would need to undergo renovations. Heat and electricity were added, as well as a cement floor, Kunde said.

A plaque will be installed next to the door of the greenhouse. Kunde, who knew Anderson for more than 10 years, said it’s an honor to recognize Anderson, who is missed every day.

“She was an outstanding co-worker and friend,” he said.

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