May 19, 2012
Albemarle County students showed off their art skills Saturday morning for Habitat for Humanity.
Students at Baker-Butler Elementary School spent the day creating a mosaic. This summer, it will hang in the halls of an apartment building at Sunrise Park in Charlottesville.
Sunrise Park is a Habitat for Humanity project that will feature a mixture of homes, apartments and rentals. The first phase of the project is expected to be complete this summer.
Students spent the day breaking up tiles and creating the mosaic scene -- appropriately, a sunrise over a cityscape.
"I think it's going to look really, really pretty and I hope the people that live in the place where it's going to be like it, and I know I will like it," said Mary Katherine Scott, a fifth-grader at Baker-Butler Elementary.
Jackson-Via, Meriwether Lewis and Burnley-Moran elementary schools are all making similar mosaics for Habitat as part of the group's Youth United program. It gives children under the age of 16, who aren't permitted to participate in the construction of homes, a chance to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.
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