Members of Copperas Cove’s Noon Exchange Club and the Exchange Club of Copperas Cove, along with the student cubs EXCEL and HUTS joined forces on Saturday morning to take care of some tree and brush trimming, and landscape maintenance at the Sunshine Home Apartments on Leonhard Street.
Each year, the clubs participate in National Make A Difference Day, held the fourth Saturday of October.
They came armed with tree trimmers, chain saws, rakes, shovels and gloves to help them trim the vines and underbrush at one corner of the apartment complex’s property.
Also on Saturday, the two student groups affiliated with the Noon Exchange Club also came to help clean up part of the outdoor patio and rock garden near the building’s pavilion.
At the culmination of the morning’s work, the clubs gathered to dedicate two Monterey oak trees which were planted on the property, in honor of late Exchangites Wayne Turner and L.O. “Bud” Owsley.
Turner, a veteran and retired Copperas Cove educator, passed away on September 6. He was one of the founders and the first club president of the Exchange Club of Copperas Cove. Read more.