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Norfolk school gets makeover with help of community groups

Posted at 11:42 PM, Aug 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-19 23:56:33-04

NORFOLK, Va. — Many volunteers from around Hampton Roads helped give Jacox Elementary School a makeover through the weekend as part of Project Makeover Hampton Roads.  

Members from Thrive, The Junior League of Norfolk Virginia Beach and the Urban Renewal Center, along with other community groups, worked together on the project that extended from Friday through Sunday.

“We had over 30 sponsors come in, everything from donating lunches and breakfast and dinners to supplying paint brushes and everything we needed to create and finish this project,” said an organizer with the event.

The makeover consisted of landscaping, updating hallways with educational murals, changing up the playground and more.

Now, after hours of hard work, the school has a major face-lift.