PPCA families answered Head of School Jason Cook’s call for help recently.

On July 17th, dozens of men, women, teens, and children showed up with tools in hand for a workday set aside to improve the PPCA campus.

“Our families showed up and got after it!” remarked Mr. Cook. “It’s evident that our people are invested in the lives of our students if they are willing to come out on a hot, muggy mid-July Saturday morning and put in hours of sweat and hard work!”

The sound of chainsaws and the spray of power-washers was heard and seen all over the campus, as much of the effort fell into two categories, clearing away tree limbs or underbrush and power-washing sidewalks.

A few trees were marked for removal, as was a tree stump between the 201, 301, and Annex Buildings.

“Whoa! Cool!” said one young student to his buddy. “Did you see that tree fall?”

One area that received attention has been named “The Grove at Park Place” by Mr. Cook and will be shortened to “The GAPP.”

Featuring shade trees, picnic tables, and strings of patio lights,The GAPP will be used for Meet the Crusaders in August, as well as for tailgating and other gatherings as PPCA’s Athletic Fields become more usable.

The fields are part of the acreage that members of Park Place Baptist Church purchased to aid PPCA, a ministry of the church, as it grew in recent years.

To the east of The GAPP is the space set aside for football, soccer, and track.

To the south, toward I-20, will be the site for baseball and softball fields.

“Good things are happening,” said Cook, who also serves as PPCA’s Athletic Director. “The Lord has been gracious to PPCA and we are excited to see what He is going to do in the days to come!”

For more information about the future plans or to learn how to contribute to the new Athletic Facilities , contact Jason Cook at jc***@go****.com.