Joy James’ students have a shady outdoor learning area, thanks to the efforts of Scott Limer, owner of Spur Construction, and his crew. Mr. Limer donated his services to this project in honor of his son Cullin Darden Limer, grandson of Joy James teacher, Barbara Baganz, who passed away last October from SIDS. Ginny Limer, Cullin’s mother, states, “Scott and I wanted to thank the Joy James family for the monetary and emotional support given to us and my mom during this difficult time. The pergola is a positive way for us to bless the children of Joy James in memory of our precious son.”
The garden beautification project is a combined effort of the Joy James PTO and the Afterschool Enrichment Program. It was made possible by a grant from Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program. Raised bed gardens and an irrigation system are other projects planned for the garden.
In addition to Spur Construction, Joy James Elementary would also like to thank Fort Worth Lumber for a generous discount on the wood for the pergola.
Mrs. Baganz and the Limer family have created a non-profit called Scared SIDless, which provides support for families whom have endured the loss of a child. For more information on SIDS, please visit www.scaredsidless.com or www.facebook.com/sidlessnow .