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Comcast Cares Community Service


October 25, 2019

Comcast Cares Community Service

My name is Angela Jones, the current Bookkeeper (this is my 3rd year) at Carroll High School. Sharon Jones Small (my sister-Carroll High School Alumni Class of 1992), nominated Carroll High School and I submitted the application for selection and facilitated the project management in partnership with Comcast for Comcast Cares Day which was held on May 4, 2019. We are the daughters of Coach Jimmy Jones, the former teacher, boys and girls’ basketball coach at Carroll High School; former principal at Carroll Jr. High. The Jones Family is so grateful for the opportunity to “Give Back” to Carroll, the community and the City of Monroe of which we LOVE. Thereafter, the event spurred additional upgrades for beautification of the school of which were projected managed. I am thrilled to announce that exactly 300 people participated in the Comcast Cares Day Carroll High School Beautification Project on May 4, 2019. Comcast families and friends, some current and former Carroll High School students, faculty and staff, former principal David R. Breithaupt, Carroll Booster Club, Robert Johnson-Director of Community Affairs, Superintendent Dr. Brent Vidrine, Mr. Charles Monroe, John Miller, Monroe police and fire department and so many others throughout the city and state of Louisiana participated by volunteerism in the event to make it an extraordinary success. Carroll High School had the largest number of people to participate in the Southeast region of the United States! Classrooms and hallways were painted, flowers were planted for the beautification of the grounds, pressure washed some of the buildings. Comcast provided food, t-shirts and all the supplies. Dr. Brent Vidrine-Superintendent, and Mr. Charles Monroe donated the paint. Certificate of Participation for volunteering were given. On October 17, 2019, Comcast deposited a grant in the amount of $5,740.62 in the name of Carroll High School (based on the number of people who volunteered). The grant was used to pay for many of the school upgrades seen throughout the campus, such as fixing the lighting and updating the “Home of the Bulldogs” monument sign in front of the school, painting the poles, benches, planting flowers and updating the landscaping. Comcast contribution to Carroll High School was over $10,859.94. #ComcastCaresDay reminded us of the huge difference we can make in our school/communities when we come together with people from all walks of life. Congratulations to All who participated-they deserve it and earned it!


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