FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFTA) — A river valley elementary received a big gift from the Arkansas Sheriff’s Association.
A check for $1,950 was presented to Fairview Elementary School by the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office.
The “shrubs not drugs” grant money will help design and build raised beds so students can get a hands-on gardening experience.
Nicole Shaffer, Fairview Elementary Principal, says this will be a great outlet for the kids.
“It will give them a chance to get out there and have a place to go and have a place to hang out,” Shaffer said.
The announcement comes in the middle of Red Ribbon Week, a drug and violence prevention awareness campaign that takes place each year in October.