Summer cleanup at Richard Yoakley

10:49 PM, Jul 13, 2013   |    comments
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(WBIR - East Knoxville) Several people volunteered their time on Saturday morning to get things tidied up for the new school year at the Richard Yoakley School in northeast Knoxville.

Staff from both the school and Parkwest Medical Center set out bright and early to try to beat the summer heat.

The Richard Yoakley School is an alternative school which helps kids in all sorts of fields including vocational skills, as well as in a traditional classroom setting.

Volunteers said taking pride in the school is important for pride in the community as a whole.

"Parkwest is, we feel we need to give back to our community. We work for Habitat for years. Students who come here come from all over Knox County. It's part of our community. And just driving by, it looked like it needed to be fixed up,"Rick Lassiter, a Parkwest Administrator said.

School is set to reopen for students in just a month on August 12.

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