Great Lebanon Community Project kicks off with student rally

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LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) – Thousands of excited students gathered at Lebanon Alumni Stadium for the first event of its kind.

The Lebanon School District is rallying together with the community to make a difference in the environment.

The superintendent, Lebanon city mayor, HACC and Lebanon conservancy, and 5,000 students are just a few of the forces coming together to celebrate the launch of The Great Lebanon Community Project. The main focus of the project is on watershed and recycling.

Two exciting announcements were also made at the rally Wednesday. The city received a $94,000 grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection to plant trees and grass, and Lebanon is one of the 15 national finalists for a $100,000 to help bring the enviro-friendly education to life.

Part of the effort is a book being written by students called “This Is Not A Fish Tale” starring Freddy the Fish.

Teachers hope is that students take their excitement from Wednesday and use it to better their environment tomorrow.

Chapter one of ‘This Is Not A Fish Tale’ is already on their website. Chapter two will be about today’s event and will be released in three weeks.

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