Duke employees donate time to CNE

A $1,000 grant from Duke Energy has resulted in a landscape makeover for Clermont Northeastern Middle School. On Thursday, April 23, five employees and family members from Duke Energy arrived at the school to help with planting new bushes and shrubs.

“Duke Energy employees from Ohio, North Carolina, Indiana and Kentucky work on this project each year,” said Warren Walker, Duke employee and Owensville resident. “We identify a need within the community and allocate up to $1,000 for plant materials. It is timed around Earth Day and we are usually planting around May 1.”

The Science Club at CNE Middle School will be helping with the makeover by spreading mulch and finishing any planting.